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Tiffanie Spencer

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PhD, 2017

Tiffanie Spencer started a new position at the University of Vermont's College of Education and Social Sciences (CESS) as the director for diversity and community engagement in September 2018. She provides leadership in facilitating community partnerships to expand diversity initiatives for the college, with an emphasis on collaborating with local and national organizations, as well as on-campus colleagues, to develop accessible pathways for University of Vermont students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Dr. Spencer had served as assistant director for diversity, retention, and student services at CESS since July 2017.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Education in higher education administration with a concentration in student affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. While earning her master’s degree, she gained experience in student conduct, as an assistant residence hall director, and serving as a mentor to underrepresented undergraduate students as part of a retention and empowerment program. Prior to beginning doctoral work at IHE, Tiffanie spent four years at Baylor University serving as a residence hall director in a first-year student, Living Learning Program community.

Recognizing her work with GCAC and high academic standing she was awarded the inaugural J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award for "academic achievements and institutional engagement." Her involvement with the GCAC program includes developing summer training prior to the advisers entering their schools, monitoring and analyzing the advisers’ data collection, and providing support to them in their daily responsibilities. Her GCAC duties have allowed her to expand her research, which focuses on college access.

News Featuring Tiffanie Spencer

Graduates of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education excel in many different areas of our field. Below are the alumnae that we are aware of who are currently teaching in higher education classrooms across the United States.

Karley Riffe, PhD 2018…

Dr. George Spencer moderated a conversation with three IHE graduates and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders who discussed how individuals and institutions can move towards racial equity in all aspects of higher education.

Tiffanie Spencer (Ph.D. 2017) started a new position at the University of Vermont in September 2018. As the director for diversity and community engagement, Dr.

Three doctoral students in the Institute of Higher Education were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by IHE on Dec. 12.

Sixteen IHE students are participating in a total of 27 presentations, poster sessions and roundtables at the 2015 conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Denver this week.

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