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Rebecca Hong

Vice Provost for Student Success, Curricular Innovation and Inclusive Excellence

Rebecca Hong is Student Success, Curricular Innovation and Inclusive Excellence at the University of San Francisco. She supports university initiatives to enhance academic and inclusive excellence. Prior to her appointment in August 2023, she was Assistant Vice Provost of Educational Effectiveness and Assessment and the Chief Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) at Loyola Marymount University.

Hong leads university assessment, accreditation, state authorization, and institutional change efforts to advance equitable learning environments and respond to the needs of learners in the 21st century. Her work centers around examining voice and power in spaces and constructing new ways to partner with students around learning to advance equity in higher education. In pursuit of LMU'S continuous improvement in teaching and learning, Hong designs and executes data-driven assessment processes to improve student learning with institutional mission and strategic objectives. Additionally, Hong led key efforts that transformed institutional policies and practices around state authorization and professional licensure, while advancing strategic online learning efforts and access. Partnering closely with administrators and faculty in strategic curricular initiatives, Hong has been instrumental in helping to launch 4 undergraduate degrees, 16 graduate certificates, 19 masters degrees, two new international locations, and the first online doctorate at the university.

Prior to joining LMU, Hong served as Assistant Provost for Educational Effectiveness, Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, and Associate Professor of Education at Biola University. While leading assessment and curricular transformation efforts, Hong collaborated with colleagues on innovative assessment initiatives and led the Faculty Assessment Fellows and the Student Assessment Scholars programs. Her partnerships with colleagues in leveraging data toward effective organizational change was highlighted as an exemplar in NSSE’s Lessons from the Field.

Hong has published articles, book chapters, and presents at national conferences on assessment, educational effectiveness, and creating human-centered workplaces. Two of her most recent publications examine the future of assessment and the future of work in intergenerational organizations. “There is No Return to Normal: Harnessing Chaos to Create Our New Assessment Future” provides strategies for institutions to consider in light of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, and “Boomers to Zoomers: Mentoring Toward Human Centeredness in Our Work,” examines the lessons learned from the pandemic as it intersects with technology and ways in which we can create human-centered organizations.

Hong earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California, her master’s degree in education from Biola University, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, San Diego. She is a graduate of the Institute of Management and Leadership in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy. Hong finds joy in living a life of service to others. She serves the higher education community as a consultant and on WSCUC accreditation review teams and gives back to her local community as a basketball coach for the Torrance Youth Sports Program and as an active member on the Police Chief’s Advisory Board.

The Vice Provost for Student Success, Curricular Innovation and Inclusive Excellence oversees the following departments and initiatives:

The University of San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).