Dr. Tracy has been in higher education for more than 25 years and has been a college administrator for the past 15 years. Most recently she was the senior vice president for Academic Affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP) and served as interim president at WVUP from July 2014-January 2015.
Dr. Tracy is no stranger to Kentucky. Her career brought her to Midway College in 2004 where she held positions as vice president, dean, and professor until 2007. She is a former associate dean of education at Winthrop University in South Carolina, assistant vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas, Monticello, and she taught as an assistant professor of education at Marietta College of Ohio.
Dr. Tracy has written more than 30 professional publications on issues related to education, literacy and technology and has served as lead investigator and/or grant writer for more than 20 grants. She served as chair of the Kentucky Association of Independent Colleges and Universities academic deans. She chaired the West Virginia Community and Technical College Systemwide Developmental Education Assessment task force and served as president of the West Virginia Community College Association.