Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College President, Dr. John Mills, is pleased to announce that Dr. Tracy McFarland will serve as the College’s new Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. McFarland joins the College after serving as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Keuka College in New York.

“The Mount Aloysius community is fortunate to have Tracy McFarland join our efforts to provide a balanced educational experience to all students,” said Dr. Mills. “It is clear that Dr. McFarland has had a successful career putting the needs of students first and we’re excited to find someone who brings a breadth of student affairs experience to this role.”

Dr. Tracy McFarland had an extensive tenure with Keuka, serving the college for 17 years, in various student affairs roles.

Prior to Keuka College, Dr. McFarland spent several years at Wesleyan College where she cultivated and developed a full complement of student life staff and incorporated new selection and training processes for student staff as well as developed the first new student orientation for the college.

Dr. McFarland earned her Doctor of Education, Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.  She was the recipient of the 2010 Scholarship Award, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., School of Education, St. John Fisher College, Ed.D. Program in Executive Leadership. Additionally, she earned her Master of Science – Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo; and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.


Mount Aloysius College was recently named a Best Value College. It is also a College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and three separate academic areas of Mount Aloysius—Business, Education and Nursing—have also earned College of Distinction status.