Colleen Bielitz

Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach

Southern Connecticut State University

Colleen Bielitz is an accomplished academic, administrator, tech futurist, and biomimicry proponent who has been transforming institutions through strategic initiatives, creative entrepreneurship, and visionary leadership by delivering pragmatic ideas and insights into the trends, technologies, and paradigms transforming education and society. Her driving force is to create a world that is sustainable and leaves no one behind.
Bielitz oversees strategic initiatives and outreach for Southern Connecticut State University where she works to create purposeful, focused change in her institution?s economic and social potential. Bielitz is the co-chair of the Education Committee for the international VR/AR Association, is the XR Community Group co-lead for Educause, is on the leadership team of XR Women, and is a member of Women in AI. She is a recognized thought leader in this space and speaks globally on the future of extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI). She recently received the Stand Up for STEM Mentorship Award from Million Women Mentors and lives her passion daily illuminating what is possible at the nexus between technology and human ingenuity.