Prior to her role with Achieving the Dream, Marcia Pfeiffer served as President of St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley from January 2002 – July 2014. In 34 years with STLCC, she served as a faculty member, Associate Dean of Instruction and campus Executive Dean at the Florissant Valley campus. She also served as the coordinator of the St. Louis Area Tech Prep Consortium for STLCC.
As a registered dietitian, Dr. Pfeiffer was a Manager of Residence Hall Foodservice at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and Patient Services manager and assistant director of Foodservice at St. Louis University Hospital, working for Foodservice Management, Inc.
Dr. Pfeiffer has served on numerous professional, civic, and educational boards; including the Accreditation Commission for Dietetics Education, Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Missouri Biotechnology Association (secretary and treasurer), Executive Committee and Board of Directors of North County Incorporated (north St. Louis County economic development organization), Missouri Community College Association President/Chancellors Council (past chair) and Board of Directors. Dr. Pfeiffer also served on the Board of Directors of Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis.
Educational Background: Dr. Pfeiffer earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Masters Degree in Institutional Management from Kansas State University and B.S. in Foods and Nutrition in Business (Home Economics), also from Kansas State University.