As Monroe Community College’s Chief Academic Officer, Andrea C. Wade is passionate about student success and achievement. Dr. Wade first stepped into a classroom as an instructor at Indiana University-South Bend 34 years ago and has been involved in academia ever since. Throughout her career, Dr. Wade has been working at a juncture where higher education, healthcare, instructional technologies, and workforce development converge. Dr. Wade is a prolific grant-writer and has written and/or served as the Principal Investigator or Project Director for a number of grants related to healthcare, workforce, and instructional technologies. She also led the development of one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to be offered by a community college on Coursera and was instrumental in creating of one of the first full distance learning programs in Clinical Laboratory Science in the United States. Dr. Wade is actively engaged in the Western New York community and serves on the Board of the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center and has chaired the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Healthcare Project Work Group. Dr. Wade holds a B.S. from The Catholic University of America and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  She has served as a faculty member or administrator at a number of colleges and universities and is now serving as the Provost and Vice President, Academic Services at Monroe Community College, an institution within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Wade is recognized leader within a national guided pathways movement that aligns academic and career pathways in support of equity and student success.  She is currently helping to lead the SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes to expand the model to additional community colleges within the SUNY system.


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