By Keely Savoie
Tiffany Espinosa will become the executive director of PaGE, the Professional and Graduate Education program at Mount Holyoke College on February 1, and reporting to Acting President Sonya Stephens.
Espinosa brings 14 years of experience in professional outreach and education to the position. In her most recent role as assistant provost for the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Goucher College, she helped create four new graduate programs, designed professional development opportunities for faculty, developed new policies, and increased accessibility and flexibility for students.
As executive director of the PaGE program, Espinosa will shape the programs and courses offered, including the graduate degree programs, postbaccalaureate pre-medical program, professional development opportunities and courses for academic credit and personal enrichment.
“Tiffany comes to Mount Holyoke with a wealth of professional experience,” Stephens said. “Her abilities to build relationships with faculty and to see opportunities for the development of programs consistent with the mission of the College impressed the search committee, and are precisely what is needed to carry PaGE forward.”
Espinosa’s research, teaching and practice interests are in strengthening communities through engagement and diversity, economic development and public-private partnership. She is a strong proponent of applying liberal arts ideals to entrepreneurial programming.
In her roles as director of the management program and co-director of the cultural sustainability program at Goucher, Espinosa oversaw curricular development and worked closely with students, prospective students, alumni and faculty. Previously she helped manage the accelerated MBA program at the University of Colorado Denver and was responsible for student outreach and recruiting, professional development programming and building community partnerships.
“I am really excited to lead this next stage of evolution for Mount Holyoke, and I look forward to building on the college’s distinctiveness, value and reach through graduate and professional programming,” said Espinosa. “There are rich opportunities for us to grow on the existing foundation and prepare the next generation of leaders to make meaningful and sustainable impacts in the world.”
Espinosa holds a doctorate in human dimensions of natural resources from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. and an M.A. in education in information learning technologies and curriculum design for adult learners from the University of Colorado Denver. Her B.S. in social sciences is from the University of Michigan.