Dr. Linda Baer, senior consultant in higher education, has served over thirty-five years in executive level positions including faculty, researcher, senior fellow with Civitas Learning, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, system senior vice chancellor, university senior vice president and interim president. Her ongoing focus is to inspire leaders to improve student success and transform institutions for the future. Dr. Baer presents and publishes on educational transformation, change agent leadership, and building capacity in analytics. Recent publications include, Change Agent Leadership, Analytics as a Tool to Improve Student Success, and Connecting the Dots: Assessment, Accountability, Analytics and Accreditation. A book chapter, “Unleashing the Power of Learning Analytics,” was published in the recent Handbook on Learning Analytics.