Natasha Begin brings more than twelve years of higher education experience in student affairs at small, private liberal arts colleges across the country. She currently serves as the Chief Title IX Officer and Compliance Officer at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She additionally serves as the lead of the professional development and new employee mentor program for the student affairs division. With a passion for equity and systems change, Natasha serves on the President's Advisory Board for Equity and Inclusion. Natasha leads campus efforts regarding bias response, working closely with faculty leadership to ensure inclusive classroom practices.
Natasha has a proven track record of collaborating across campus to improve retention; including the advancement of an early alert system, research-based student engagement initiatives, and the development of support systems for low-income student persistent. In her previous role as the Assistant Dean of Students, her portfolio included commuter student success, family programs, student emergency fund, co-chair of the university behavior intervention team, student conduct, university food pantry, and membership on the student success committee focused on engagement and retention. Additional areas of expertise include student led first year experience programs, student leadership development, residence life, and community engagement.
A current Ph.D. student in the Education and Social Change program at the Annsely Frazier Thornton School of Education, Natasha's dissertation research focuses on the influence of positive psychology on leadership in times of rapid campus challenge and change.