Board of Directors

Co-founders

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John N. Gardner

John Gardner currently serves as the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. He founded the Institute in 1999 with his partner Betsy Barefoot.

Photo of Betsy Barefoot, wearing glasses and a salmon pink colored top.

Betsy Barefoot

Betsy Barefoot co-founded the Institute with John Gardner in 1999. She is directly involved in the development of instruments and strategies to evaluate and improve the first college year and collegiate transfer.

Directors