Tracy Pascua Dea, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracy Pascua Dea is the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success and former Co-Director of the High Potential First Generation to College Program at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Tracy has 15+ years progressive experience in corporate and higher education settings specializing in student success, diversity and social justice, career management, and leadership training and development. Tracy has worked with diverse individuals and groups and with internationally recognized programs. She has developed on-ground and on-line, domestic and international graduate and undergraduate programs and collaborated with Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations. Throughout her career, Tracy has been active in service to the community and has held leadership roles in professional organizations.

Her family immigrated to the United States from the Philippines. She is the first in her family to attend college in the United States. Tracy earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and B.A. in Psychology from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is co-author of NextGenFirstGen.com

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