Board of Directors
Chief Educational Innovation Officer
Colorado State University System
Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker is the newly appointed Chief Educational Innovation Officer for the Colorado State University System. In her role she champions the identification and fulfillment of diverse opportunities for high quality, affordable education and training in industry, governments, and other organizations domestically and internationally. Previously, Becky was the president and CEO of Colorado State University Global, where she led the institution’s evolution from 2008 until September 2020.
She is a published scholar with an expertise in finance, leadership and business management research studies, and author of the book, Impacting The Future of Higher Education, which details CSU Global’s model for serving modern learners. She has also been named as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business by the Colorado’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce, one of the Five Higher Ed Leaders to Watch by Education Dive, a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts, and a PowerBook Thought Leader by the Denver Business Journal. She also currently serves on the Colorado Economic Development Commission; and as a Board member for Haselden Construction, the Colorado Business Roundtable, and the International Women’s Forum of Colorado.
She holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership; a Masters of Business Administration in Finance; a post-graduate certificate in marketing management; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.