Norwich University elects new trustee, Vice Admiral Patricia A Tracey

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Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:02am -- Denise Sortor

Norwich University officials announced that Navy Vice Admiral Patricia A Tracey (Retired) was elected to the Board of Trustees at the Board’s October 2017 meeting. In 2004, Vice Admiral Tracey, who was the first woman to reach three-star rank, left the Navy after a distinguished 34-year career. Tracey worked as and subsequently retired from her position as Vice President, Homeland Security and Defense, for HP Enterprise Services, US Public Sector. She also has served as a senior fellow for the Center of Naval Analysis. Currently, she serves as a director of US Steel Corporation and the Armed Forces Benefit Association.

Tracey received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the College of New Rochelle, a Master’s Degree with distinction in Operations Research from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a fellowship with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Wilson College where she has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

“We are so honored to welcome Admiral Tracey’s expertise to the board of trustees, as we celebrate 200 years of Norwich and focus on positioning Norwich to lead in higher education for the next 30 years,” President Richard W. Schneider said.

Editor’s note: The release is published in full here:

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the US Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention.