Meet the Provost
A national leader in college-based community and service learning, Dr. Tracy Espy began her tenure at Pfeiffer University in 1999 as the institution’s first director for the Francis Center for Servant Leadership. There she guided the integration of servant leadership into all of Pfeiffer's day-to-day operations and implemented special projects, notably an annual colloquium that takes place at Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus about how microfinance can function globally as servant leadership. Now, as provost and vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Espy provides vision and leadership to the entire university to fulfill Pfeiffer’s promise of a high-quality academic experience for all students.
Dr. Espy has published a number of articles on the topic of service-learning and servant leadership and has served as editor the national journal, Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Presentations on this important subject include one to the National Campus Compact Professional Development Institute at Brown University.
An accomplished and respected professor, researcher and administrator, Dr. Espy earned master of arts and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University, a master of science degree from Miami University in Ohio, and bachelor of arts degree from Berea College in Kentucky. She and her husband, Marvin, live in Charlotte with their daughter, Sydney.
Dr. Tracy Espy