Dr. Tina DeNeen

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Associate Executive Director, Education and Member Development, AACRAO

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Dr. Tina DeNeen is the Associate Executive Director for Education and Member Development at AACRAO. DeNeen leads the execution of AACRAO’s professional development strategy, services, and program delivery, to include national educational convenings such as the AACRAO Annual Meeting and the Strategic Enrollment Management Conference. Further, she is responsible for member educational content, including the publication of podcasts, quarterly journals, and AACRAO’s extensive library of guides and authored publications. DeNeen also serves as the Executive Lead for the ASCEND Leadership Development Program, an AACRAO signature initiative designed to prepare mid-level professionals in the competencies required to advance in enrollment management leadership.

Prior to joining AACRAO, Dr. DeNeen served for more than 25 years in various higher education leadership, academic advisement, and adjunct faculty roles at universities in Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, Illinois, and Tennessee. Her portfolio included the typical functions of a University Registrar, along with direct responsibility for student services, enrollment management, veteran student support, transfer student recruitment, and NCAA compliance. As an individual member of AACRAO, DeNeen previously served as Chair of Nominations and Elections, Black Caucus, Professional Access & Equity, and was Program Committee Coordinator providing oversight for AACRAO’S diversity affinity groups.

Dr. DeNeen has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and has maintained focus on reducing equity gaps and identifying and removing administrative barriers for college students. DeNeen holds a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama, and focuses her research on the collegiate experiences of minoritized students. She also holds a master’s degree in Public and Community Health and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, both earned at Austin Peay State University.

Tina's Role at AACRAO

Dr. DeNeen is the executive division lead responsible for professional development and content delivery with a focus on strategic plan alignment. She maintains overall responsibility for the activities of the Education and Member Development (EMD) Division.