Selena Grace has been appointed Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. She will be responsible for institutional accreditation and academic strategic planning, as well as other program development processes.
"Ms. Grace's extensive experience at the state and federal levels will be a great service to ISU," said Provost Laura Woodworth-Ney.
Grace has served as the Idaho State Board of Education's chief academic officer for the past three years. During this time, she was instrumental in bringing forward the Complete College Idaho plan and coordinating statewide collaborations that bridged secondary and postsecondary interests regarding the use of technology. She also advised the Board, institution presidents and provosts on policies, statewide initiatives and key reform efforts.
Prior to this role, Grace was the director of research for the Idaho State Board of Education, where she oversaw reporting and data analysis for the eight public postsecondary institutions in Idaho.
Grace was recently selected as a fellow in the SHEEO/Lumina Foundation Academy for Higher Education State Policy Leadership. She has supported and managed NASA training programs, taught English composition and served as an instructor for summer writing camps.
She is currently working toward a Ph.D. with a focus on public policy. Grace earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a non-fiction emphasis from George Mason University, where she was awarded the only non-fiction writing fellowship that year. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing, with a Native American Studies minor, from Boise State University.
A fourth-generation Idahoan, Grace was born in Pocatello. She will begin her new duties on September 30, 2013.