Three Associates Join the Office of Academic Affairs

 

Gail Burd, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, recently hired three professional associates to join her team.  Below is a brief introduction and professional background description.

Heather Tilson, Ph.D., joins the office as Manager of Accreditation.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Tilson was the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California.  Her background includes 30 years of experience in higher education in the areas of accreditation, strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, instruction, and enrollment management.  She also spent several years in various leadership positions at Pima Community College here in Tucson.  Please welcome her to the university and back to Tucson! 

Email:  htilson@email.arizona.edu

Tina Deemer, M.S., joins the office as Director of Academic Resources and Special Projects.  Prior to this position, Ms. Deemer worked full time as the Director of Academic and Support Services for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona where she spent nearly 30 years as an instructor and an administrator.  She will remain in her former role part time as she takes on this new endeavor.  In addition to teaching, her experience includes training and mentoring new instructors, curriculum development, course coordination, scheduling, and management.  Please welcome her to her new position.

Email:  deemer@email.arizona.edu

Shelley McGrath, Ph.D., joins the office as Manager of Evaluation and Communications.  Prior to this position, Dr. McGrath was the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the Arizona Board of Regents in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her background includes 18 years of experience in higher education including program/project management, assessment, institutional analysis, instruction, consulting, policy reform, communications, operations management, and student advisement.  Prior to working for the Arizona Board of Regents, Dr. McGrath worked here in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Please welcome her back to the university and Tucson!

Email:  smcgrath@email.arizona.edu