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Dr. Paula


Dr. Paula Pitcher is a holistic student supports coach at Achieving the Dream. She has over twenty years of experience in higher education serving in a broad span of executive and administrative roles. In 2017–18, she was selected as an Aspen Presidential Fellow, engaging in dialogue with both aspiring and recognized community college leaders on local, state, and national student success challenges. She served in roles in enrollment management, research and planning, where she led various campus-wide strategic planning initiatives. Her focus has been on strategic recruitment, onboarding pathways and enrollment management initiatives that enhance the student experience. She enjoys working with students on the front line, learning more about current challenges to provide viable solutions that foster success. Dr. Pitcher has also served in assessment, grant development, human resources, accreditation, and finance, and has taught as an adjunct professor.

In her current role, Dr. Pitcher assists colleges in developing equitable supports that improve the student experience, and on improving institutional outcomes with intentional student support reform. She also serves as a data coach for colleges in New Mexico, North Carolina, and Mississippi.


D.M. (Community College Policy and Administration) | University of Maryland Global Campus

M.B.A. and B.S. | Bethel University

A.A.S. | Texas State Technical College

Past Experience

Vice President, Enrollment Management | Delaware County Community College

Senior Advisor to the Commissioner | Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Vice President Enrollment Management | Middlesex Community College

Assistant Dean Research and Planning | Atlantic Cape Community College

Adjunct Faculty | Wilmington University, Southwestern Michigan College

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