Dr. Rebecca Hopkins is a professional educator and academic administrator with 18 years in higher education, as well as experience in K-12 teaching, and state government. Dr. Hopkins’ areas of expertise are teaching and learning, teacher preparation, equity and inclusion, program development, student success, and partnerships. Dr. Hopkins currently serves as the Associate Dean of Learner Support and Transition at Western Technical College in Wisconsin, helping oversee the alternative high school, Adult Basic Education, developmental education, ELL, re-entry programming in partnership with four area jails, the Learning Commons and library services, as well as “just in time” embedded support ensuring best practices across the College for student success. Prior to this, Dr. Hopkins was the Dean of Education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for 12 years. Dr. Hopkins has strong local, regional, and international experience having participated on state teacher preparation evaluation teams, led program development including consulting internationally, and has leadership experience in accreditation (program specific and institutional level) both regionally and internationally.