Beth Broome is a skilled executive and leader with an established track record in Education, Non-Profit and Community Development work with demonstrated success in producing results. Currently Beth is the Senior Advisor to the Provost for STEM Strategy at the University of California, Davis. In this role she leads efforts to engage business, industry, and regional stakeholders in supporting equity-driven STEM initiatives across the university, leveraging the university’s assets to build high quality partnerships that are mutually beneficial for both institutions and, most importantly, benefit students. In this role, she convenes multiple colleges, units, and departments across campus to assess critical needs impacting success of rising and transfer scholars in STEM. Information netted through this process resulted in the design , funding and coordinated implementation of a model which identifies high potential, low resource students who will thrive with additional student support and wraparound services, thereby eliminating barriers that prevent full participation of women and those historically underserved, resulting in an increased pool of diverse candidates qualified to enter and persist as leaders in the workforce.
Prior to joining UC Davis, Beth was the Manager of STEM Initiatives at Science Foundation Arizona where she founded the Arizona STEM Network and the Network Advisory Board comprising elite Arizona business executives and educators. She raised the funding for the Network plan over the initial three-year implementation, coordinating activities with the executive team and Board of Directors. Beth assisted in the creation and implementation of performance-based college and career ready pathway opportunities that seamlessly blend into a range of postsecondary and career opportunities specific to employment sector needs of rural and urban communities, created Implementation Guides for STEM Schools, STEM clubs and community college STEM Pathways. In addition to piloting multiple initiatives on a national, state, and local level, Beth developed processes to leverage outcomes and designed scalable models to be disseminated throughout the state and created a technology infrastructure to develop evidenced based protocols and outcome metrics for current and future STEM projects.