Aug 272016

Tricia has been rocking it in the academic world, and I’ve got a lot to report to get everyone caught up on her most recent achievements!

Having started as an Assistant Professor at Montana State University in 2014, Tricia was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Education at Montana State University, and has already climbed into the role of Department Head of Education.

She is a co-author of the soon-to-be-released How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works, Volume 3, and an Associate Editor of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Journal of College Student Development.

In March, Tricia present at ACPA’s 2016 convention in Montreal, as part of a Pecha Kucha session. Her talk, Success Isn’t Linear: It’s Geometric, is available for your viewing pleasure at

Prior to moving to Montana, Tricia spent several years in Canada, where she was an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. While in Toronto, she started the Supporting Student Success Project, a multi-instituional study examining the relationship between organizational structure and culture and student success in colleges across Canada.

Last fall, Tricia won the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services’ CACUSS Award of Honor. The award is given for significant achievement and distinguished contribution to the development and promotion of student services and/or active participation within CACUSS.

For those of you who have kids getting ready to go to college, her research team at Montana State has a Facebook page called Blueprints for Student Success – Montana where they answer questions that high school seniors have about what it takes to be successful in college. They also tweet at @Blueprint4Success (@_blueprints), and Tricia’s twitter handle is @TriciaSeifert.

Phew! I think that covers the most recent highlights, but Tricia will undoubtedly keep me on my toes as she continues to follow her calling – helping students succeed in following theirs!

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