Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman

Chief Academic Officer, Collegis Education


Dr. Chapman is a strategic leader with over two decades of experience in higher education. She believes in the power of innovation to increase access to education, to improve lives and to leave our communities and our world better than we found it.

Serving as Chief Academic Officer for Collegis Education, Dr. Chapman works with higher education leaders to support their vision for the future, to realize enrollment growth, to diversify revenue sources, and to reach a broader audience of learners.

Prior to joining Collegis Education Dr. Chapman served as the Dean for the School for Professional Studies and the Center for Workforce Development at Saint Louis University. During her tenure as Dean the School reversed years of declining enrollment and increased student retention by over 15%. The Workforce Center exceeded its annual revenue targets, including through the pandemic.

From 1999-2017 Dr. Chapman served in a variety of roles at Creighton University including the Executive Director for the Center for Academic Innovation which focused on building organizational capacity to support distance education. During her tenure at Creighton, the University’s distance education programs grew from 2 to 30 spanning a variety of disciplines including health sciences, business, humanities and interprofessional education.

Before moving to the higher education arena, Dr. Chapman taught special education for grades 1-5 in Amarillo, Texas, and Yutan, Nebraska.

Dr. Chapman received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Internet-based education, her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from West Texas A&M University, a teaching certificate from Southwest Texas State University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the University of South Carolina.

Chapman has authored/co-authored articles and book chapters on the pedagogy of teaching online. She has presented numerous workshops locally, nationally and internationally, with the purpose of preparing faculty for moving their teaching and learning to the online environment.