- M.Ed. Xavier University, Multicultural Literature for Children, 2006
- BFA, University of Cincinnati, Dramatic Performance, 1989
First Year at Xavier University:
Operations Management; Marketing and Creative Promotions; Project Management; Programming; Event Planning & Management; Innovative Solutions; Streamlining Policies & Procedures; Arts Administration; Educational Theatre; Creative Dramatics; Theatre Coachin
Student Center Management; Student Development; Events Facilitation; Creative Collaboration
Tracy has management responsibilities for the day-to day operations of the Gallagher Student Center, an 80,000 square foot, multipurpose student union facility that includes event space; meeting rooms; a food court; an information desk; a 360 seat theater and office space. She also helps with managing Summer Conference Programs and Summer Intern Housing: this is a key revenue generation program for the university which brings about 5000 conference guests and 400 interns to live in Xavier’s residential facilities each summer. Additionally, Tracy supervises the box office operations for the Department of Music and Theatre’s Main Stage performances; and serves on both the Co-Curricular Funding Board and the Project Search Advisory Board.
Prior to this position, Tracy served 6 years as the Assistant Director of Operations in Xavier’s Department of Performing Arts. In addition to her operations duties, she assisted in advising the Xavier Players for 4 1/2 years, and was their official advisor for 1 ½ years. In 2008 she was recognized by the Student Government Association as “Advisor of the Year”. During her time at Xavier, Tracy completed her Master of Education graduate studies; chaired the Senior Theatre League of America’s Biennial Theatre Festival; directed three productions for Xavier Players (one of which was showcased at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival); taught children’s theatre classes at the Great Oaks Saturday Enrichment Program; and served 3 terms on the Executive Board of The League of Cincinnati Theatres.
Before coming to Xavier, Tracy served as Educational Programs Manager for The Educational Theatre Association, where she created and helped to implement professional development programs, educational theatre training, conferences and theatre festivals for Middle and High School theatre teachers and their students. She also served as Theatre Coordinator at the Cincinnati Museum Center, where she wrote, directed and produced more than 35 theatre pieces designed to both educate and entertain the museum visitors. Tracy has taught Creative Dramatics in various schools and arts centers throughout the tri-state, and has also coached many high school students for university theatre auditions.