Beth Bean

Board of Directors | Policy Director for Colorado Governor Polis Administration

Indigo Education Company is very excited to have Beth Bean and her extensive career in policy and education as part of the Board of Directors. Beth Bean currently serves the people of Colorado as the Policy Director for Governor Polis’s Administration. Bean also oversees the policy and research team and serves on the Governor’s senior staff team. Prior to joining the Polis Administration, Beth served as the Vice President of National Engagement, Philanthropy, and Policy at Strada Education Network. During her time with Strada, she managed a postsecondary portfolio and led state policy work. Beth also served as Director of the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, an institute dedicated to researching the future to advance our learning ecosystem. Before joining Strada in March of 2018, Beth served as the Chief Strategy and Research Officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education. 

Before joining the department in 2011, Bean served in several roles in higher education administration at public and private institutions. She is a proud first-generation student who received her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Denver, her master’s degree from Saint Louis University and her bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Indiana. She lives in Denver with her two empowered and hilarious daughters, coaches lacrosse, and enjoys running and playing with her two large dogs.