Dr. Givens was most recently the Provost at Menlo College, and before that, Vice-Provost for undergraduate curriculum and international affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her experience as a political science professor underpins her understanding of college faculties and their needs in developing curriculum. Overseeing curriculum at a large public university and small private college has given her insight into the potential for innovation and faculty development. She has an in-depth understanding of accreditation processes, assessment, and student success initiatives, and in particular, the use of educational technology to simplify operations. Dr. Givens draws on her experience as a first-generation college student to develop solutions for colleges seeking to enhance enrollment and develop programs to support students from diverse backgrounds. She is currently advising several ed-tech companies and nonprofits that work with college-bound students.