Bridgette Cram, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs
Academic & Student Affairs
As Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Cram provides leadership in aligning division goals to the university strategic plan while cultivating partnerships across various units, programs, and external partners to enhance curricular and co-curricular alignment for Academic and Student Affairs. She develops programs and partnerships, leads synergistic strategies to coalesce programming with academic and student affairs, leads 21st Century Workforce Initiatives, including the development of an academic and assessment-based framework and design strategy for alternative credentials.
Dr. Cram has over eight years of experience in developing innovative and effective student success initiatives, using data to improve student outcomes, and leading collaborative efforts across the university to improve student services. In her former position, Dr. Cram worked collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders to operationalize student success. This includes developing partnerships with local K-12 school districts, inclusive of providing oversight as a faculty mentor to over 20 sections of a high school dual enrollment course; and serving as a liaison for FIU with external networks, such as the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Excelencia in Education, and the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities. Dr. Cram earned her BA in International Affairs and Spanish and her MS in Higher Education from Florida State University. In 2017, she earned her PhD in Public Affairs from FIU with research focused on impact of student success initiatives.