Our People

EdInsights’ staff who contribute to the CSU Student Success Network.

Ellie Clifford Ertle

Ellie Clifford Ertle

Middle Leadership Academy Director


Dr. Ertle is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at Chico State where she provides integrated leadership of the First-Year Experience, REACH Student Success program and Major Quest for Undeclared students, facilitates cross-divisional collaborations for student equity and success, and supports the Dean in the advancement of UED’s growing set of programs and initiatives focused on advancing equity and student success. Having earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from UC Davis, Dr. Ertle has presented and published on equity in higher education, civic engagement and public sphere pedagogy, scholarship of learning and teaching, and institutional change. In her time at Chico State, Dr. Ertle has demonstrated collaborative and transformative leadership, creative program building, and a resolute commitment to equitable student success.