Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu
Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Accreditation Liaison Officer for WASC Senior College and University Commission
Dr. Tanasescu has served as the Executive Dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. Most recently, she served as Ashford’s Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, and Accreditation Liaison Officer for WSCUC. Prior to her tenure at Ashford, Dr. Tanasescu served as Trident’s Dean of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education at Trident. During her prior tenure Dr. Tanasescu was instrumental in improving the Ph.D. program in the College of Health Sciences. Her leadership was integral to new program development and student-centric improvements within this College.
Already being familiar with Trident and its key tenets of academic excellence and a superior student experience, Dr. Tanasescu is set to lead further efforts to improve academic content and delivery, building on the success of the University’s new online learning management system and the implementation of the Trident Fastrac 8-week session structure.