Francy Magee arrived in February 2016 to serve as the Assistant Provost and Dean of Students. Overseeing the Division of Student Affairs, she works to bring the various units together in a common vision of excellence that promotes student success and engagement at Clark. Francy’s professional career underscores her commitment to creating programs and services, in student affairs and with institutional partners, that engender students’ learning and leadership development in the context of their positive community participation. A practitioner-scholar whose research focuses on faculty and students’ collaboration on research projects, Francy contributes to the field of higher education through leadership roles as well as presentations and papers on student learning, professional leadership development, undergraduate research, faculty careers, and teaching.
Prior to coming to Clark, Francy served as the Dean of Campus Life at New York Institute of Technology, where she was instrumental in developing policies and procedures related to campus crisis response, including Title IX, and was part of a leadership team that revitalized and transformed student life. She also served for a year as Acting Director of NYIT’s Division II athletic program. In addition, Francy has held leadership roles at Columbia University and Middlebury College. She earned her B.A. in German and communication studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, an M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Virginia, and her doctorate in organization and leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Francy has taught undergraduate classes in student success and psychology, master’s level classes in communication, and is currently on the faculty of the higher education doctoral program at New England College.
Originally from Virginia and most recently from New York City, where she spent 15 years, Francy is an avid ice hockey fan, hiker, arts patron, and tea drinker. A resident of Worcester with her family, she loves spending time with her dog, is a self-proclaimed cat whisperer, and decent wood-stacker.