A Message from the President
Dr. Saundra J. Tracy, 12th president of Alma College, is strongly committed to emphasis on a personalized educational experience within a rich array of opportunities for students both on campus and in the broader world. She has a Ph.D. in educational administration from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in foreign language instruction from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Spanish with minors in sociology and education from Carroll College in Wisconsin. Prior to her presidency at Alma College, Tracy was dean of the College of Education at Butler University, professor and associate professor of educational leadership at Lehigh University, an American Council of Education Fellow and Director of Education programs at Iacocca Institute of Lehigh University.
At Alma College, you benefit from a rigorous liberal arts education, effective career development, solid preparation for graduate or professional study, productive internships and personal growth through co-curricular activities. Opportunities abound at Alma College through our Center for Responsible Leadership Fellows Program, Posey Global Leadership service and internship program, Spring Term experiential travel courses and many other ways to extend learning beyond the bounds of the campus.
- Alma College is one of less than 300 colleges to be included in the inaugural edition of the "Colleges of Distinction" guidebook.
- Alma College is also one of 81 "Colleges With a Conscience" based on the civic engagement and service commitment offered by our curriculum and student activities.
- Alma College is a Phi Beta Kappa institution, a status shared with only seven percent of all colleges and universities in the country.
- Alma College is a member of the Consortium of Liberal Arts College, The Council on Undergraduate Research, the Annapolis Group, and the Oberlin Library Group.
The most important element of Alma College’s academic experience is the close, mentoring relationship fostered between faculty and students. Mentoring goes beyond the small classes and can best be experienced in Preterm, in the classroom, the off-campus trips or in joint faculty/student research projects.
Alma College is proud of its beautiful campus, gracious students, numerous opportunities in music, performing arts, sports, and leadership opportunities — but one of our most important distinctions is our superb faculty and staff dedicated to mentoring students.
Saundra J. Tracy