Bethan Cantwell

Bethan Cantwell, 2020-21 Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow

Bethan Cantwell is the Director of Institutional Research and an Assistant Director in the Office of Planning and Budgets at Michigan State University. In this role Bethan leads a team of analysts who provide timely and accurate analysis relating to student success, faculty salaries, student credit hours, and rankings and peer comparison data to support data-informed policy and decision making at MSU. Bethan sits on several key university committees. As a member of MSU’s Student Information System (SIS) Steering Committee, she and her staff work to ensure the new system will provide accurate and useful data reporting for the campus community. Bethan also sits on the enrollment strategy and student success committee, strategic student success workgroup steering committee, university data governance committee, and is a member of the strategic planning project team. Bethan represents MSU and research universities on two statewide committees and is a member of the APLU’s Commission on Information, Measurement and Analysis (CIMA) Executive Committee. Before joining MSU in 2011, Bethan worked at the University of Arizona from 2006 – 2011 in the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support. Bethan began her career in local government in Cardiff, in the United Kingdom.