Mancini gets dean’s post at Durham Tech

Dec. 05, 2013 @ 04:45 PM

Durham Technical Community College has named Tracy Mancini dean of the Arts, Sciences and University Transfer Department.
Mancini previously served as assistant dean of the Associate in Arts Program and as chair of the English and communications discipline in the Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer department at Durham Tech.
She has also taught English and humanities courses at the college since 1994, taking a break from 1996 to 2001, when she worked as a freelance writer and editor of newsletters, monographs and annual reports for nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations.
“Durham Tech’s ASUT department also has a great record of producing successful graduates and transfer students, and I look forward to guiding our continued success through significant curriculum changes that will occur in the coming year,” Mancini said in a news release.
Bill Ingram, president of the college, said Mancini has demonstrated excellence as an instructor and has developed outstanding leadership skills over the nearly 20 years she has served Durham Tech.
“She sets high expectations for her students, her colleagues, and herself,” Ingram said. “She is passionate about community colleges, understanding both our current role in the education landscape and the potential we provide to the residents of Durham and Orange counties. I look forward to working with Tracy in this new role.”
Mancini has a master of theological studies degree from Duke University and a master of arts in English degree from the University of North Florida.
In 2007, she graduated from The Emerging Leaders Program, a yearlong joint program of the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, led by former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa James Joseph.
Mancini is a life Fellow of the Centres for Leadership and Public Values at these institutions.
She is also a 2004 graduate of the North Carolina Community College System Leadership Program.
Mancini replaces Thomas Gould, who left Durham Tech to become vice president for Academic Affairs at Pitt Community College in Greenville.