Mrs. Gossage is the Research Associate for the Office of Engineering Educational Research & Assessment at California State University, Long Beach. Her responsibilities involve studying and evaluating academic trends and practices that hinder student success and timely graduation. She develops college- and institutional-level proposals to enhance student success. Her expertise involves the use of data query tools and data warehouses for tracking student performance and guiding academic planning and decision making. She assesses advising, career explorations and development, tutoring, mentoring, summer programs, and other student-related activities. Mrs. Gossage is the former Director of Engineering Recruitment and Retention for CSULB.