Professor of Economics, Former Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Director of Research, Othot
Dr. Beeson served as provost and senior vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh from 2010-18. During her term as provost, the University achieved new levels of quality and impact on almost every front. Undergraduate applications, and the academic credentials, geographic and ethnic diversity of the enrolled students, and graduation and retention rates rose to new heights; faculty and students regularly earned national and international recognitions; and funded research at the University consistently ranked among the highest in the country.
Dr. Beeson’s focus on technology, data, and innovation are apparent in the new units created under her leadership. The University of Pittsburgh established the School of Computing and Information, its first new school in more than two decades; created the Innovation Institute to support and enhance technology transfer; and the provost’s Data Analytics Team, to support data driven operations and decision making throughout the University.
As Othot’s Director of Research, Patty identifies and leads cross-organizational research projects. Her research addresses key questions that higher education leaders are focused on today. By combining her higher education leadership experience and rich academic research background with Othot’s data science capabilities, Patty approaches her work in a disciplined, yet fresh and innovative way.
Director of Partner Relations
Chris enjoyed a successful career in enrollment management, most recently at the University of Delaware. During his time at Delaware, Chris led the University to new record highs in undergraduate enrollment from the Fall of 2017 to 2018, while increasing in diversity at the same time. In addition to enrollment achievement, he launched several new enrichment programs and initiatives that will be felt by the University and its students for years to come.
Before Chris’ time at the University of Delaware, he led undergraduate admissions and enrollment strategy at the University of Vermont for seven years. Previously, he was the director of recruitment and operations in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earlier served as senior associate director of recruitment and marketing.
At Othot, Chris helps our partner institutions identify actionable insights from the Othot Platform and incorporate them into everyday practice. A partner during his tenure at Delaware, Chris has firsthand knowledge of how to use the Othot Platform and now he works with partner institutions to reach their goals.
Co-Founder, Board Member & Chief Partnership Officer
In 2014, Andy and team founded Othot, the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions. Andy is an evangelist for the Othot Platform, and how the use of AI and prescriptive analytics optimizes the relationship between institutions and their prospective, current, and former students. Andy is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analytics and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration.