This year marks Tiffani’s 18th year in higher education. She started her career as a student worker at DeVry University. After graduating with her Bachelor degree in Networking and Communications Management, she obtained her first full time position at DeVry as a Transfer Credit Coordinator. Within her five years there, she was promoted to Senior Transfer Credit Coordinator and then Team Lead and also earned her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Tiffani then went on to be the Coordinator of Articulation and Degree Audit at NEIU, where she built the institutions first major degree audits, articulation agreements, and transfer guides. She began her journey with Governors State University in the role of Admissions and Records Supervisor in 2013 and then the role of Associate Director of Admissions in 2016. Tiffani is now an Associate Director for Enrollment Management, focusing on transfer technology and enrollment data. In addition to her full-time position at GSU, she is also an Adjunct Faculty member at GSU and Southern New Hampshire University and a doctoral candidate in the Educational Administration Foundations – Higher Education PhD program at Illinois State University. She is currently working on her research proposal with hopes to begin her study in the fall.
Tiffani has been a member of IllinoisACRAO (IACRAO) for several years and has served as the chair-elect for her district, Equal Educational Opportunities Officer, and Communications Manager. For AACRAO, she has served as the Chair for the Nominations and Elections Committee and the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Policies and Practices Committee and is a member of the Black Caucus, Member Engagement and Outreach Committee, and a founding member of the Women’s Caucus. Currently, she is the President-Elect for IACRAO and Vice-President at Large for AACRAO.
An Interview with Zachary A. Pardos