Wendy Beesley, M.P.A.
Expert Guidance Coach, Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA
Wendy Beesley serves as Expert Guidance coach with the Center for First-generation Student Success. Prior to joining the Center, Wendy was the assistant dean for student success at SUNY Ulster County Community College. She was also a member of the coaching leadership team and served as lead coach for the State University of New York’s Guided Pathways project, where she worked with SUNY colleges engaging in the work of institutional transformation. In addition, Wendy worked with the New York Student Success Center (NYSSSC) to develop and deliver training opportunities through the NYSSSC Coaching Academy.
Wendy holds an M.P.A and a B.A in political science from Marist College. She is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University at Albany–The State University of New York in educational policy and leadership with a focus on the progression of institutional change theory.