Tracy Meade

Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation


119 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Phone: 646-664-8163

Tracy Meade is the senior associate dean for strategy and innovation at CUNY SPS.

Reporting to the dean, the senior associate dean for strategy and innovation is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and executive oversight for all matters related to the school’s Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, Student Services, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, and Professional Education and Workplace Learning units. Presently, this position is responsible for the management of direct reports including the associate dean for enrollment management and student services, the executive director for professional and workplace learning, and the director for institutional effectiveness.

The senior associate dean for strategy and innovation works in partnership with the senior associate dean for academic affairs to advance the school’s mission and strategic priorities and develop and nurture a climate supporting innovative, interdisciplinary, team-driven approaches in support of institutional excellence. 

Most recently, Tracy was the university dean for strategic initiatives in the Office of Academic Affairs at The City University of New York. Tracy oversaw the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support, led the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs’ groundbreaking ASAP expansion project at Bronx Community College, co-chaired the Research and Evidence committee for the University’s Strategic Framework effort, and launched an important new initiative for part-time community college students.

Tracy also directed CUNY’s New Community College Initiative, where she was the principal author of A New Community College Concept Paper, and she led the team of educators who designed the new community college model and was responsible for all aspects of the college’s approval process by the CUNY Board of Trustees and New York State Education Department. The college, CUNY’s first new community college in more than four decades, is now named the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.

Tracy holds an MA in English from the University of California, Berkeley.