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Betsy Barefoot

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Betsy Barefoot, Vice President & Senior Scholar - Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Betsy Barefoot is a native of North Carolina. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Duke University and Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Higher Education from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she serves as Vice President and Senior Scholar for the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education in Brevard, North Carolina. In her work, she is directly involved in the development of instruments and strategies to evaluate and improve the first college year. In addition, she conducts seminars on the first-year experience across the United States and in other countries and assists other colleges and universities in implementing and evaluating first-year programs.