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D’Youville Appoints Mimi Harris Steadman as Vice President for Academic Affairs

D’Youville Appoints Mimi Harris Steadman as Vice President for Academic Affairs

Buffalo, New York – September 11, 2017 – D’Youville College is excited to announce Mimi Harris Steadman, EdD, as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Steadman replaces Arup K Sen, PhD, who since 2011 has played a pivotal role at D’Youville, advancing the College’s educational planning, program evaluation, and supervision of academics for college programs.

Steadman joins D’Youville after serving as Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Daemen College where she oversaw the Library, Academic Grants & Sponsored Programs, and Institutional Research and Assessment. Previous positions included directing Daemen's Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning where she delivered a comprehensive program of professional development for faculty and staff, student success, teaching, technology, and assessment.

Among her successes at Daemen, Steadman co-authored a successful proposal for a five-year $2 million U.S. Department of Education Title III grant. Serving as the Title III Grant Project Director, Steadman improved retention and graduation rates at Daemen College, strengthened the college’s endowment, secured upgrades to student information and registration systems, and supported the construction of a collaborative technology classroom. Title III project priorities included cultivating an inclusive climate where diverse learners could thrive, offering interventions for student success, and providing professional development on advising, high impact pedagogies, and instructional technologies.

Steadman received Daemen’s Outstanding Administrator award in 2015 and the same year was selected as a Women of Influence by Buffalo Business First. She co-founded Daemen’s Learning & Teaching Symposium in 2007. In 2010 Steadman was invited to open the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Steadman has created extensive professional development for faculty and staff that supports the success of first generation low income and underrepresented students.

Prior to her work at Daemen, Steadman designed and delivered professional development for faculty and administrators for colleges and universities across the United States and Canada on topics including classroom assessment, research, learning outcomes for the promotion of active and collaborative learning, and learning strategy development.

Steadman earned her doctorate in higher education administration at the University of California, Berkeley, an MS from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, and a BS from Cornell University in Ithaca.


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