Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Employee Profile


Tamara Toomey

School of Liberal Arts
Director - Transitional Studies Program

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6488
Office: Library Learning Commons 207


B.A. English Literature from the University of Idaho (2006)
M.S. in Organizational Management: Human Resources from Chadron State College (2017)
Certificate: Developmental Education Specialist from Appalachian State University (Expected July 2019)

Responsibilities at CSC/ Past Experience

Responsible for oversight of the Transitional Studies Program, including advising, planning, coordinating, policy adherence, marketing, and developing class schedules for students. Key communication liaison between the program, Student Services, Essential Studies Program, Office of Academic Success, academic departments, and the Deans. Teach up to 6 credits per semester.
Past Work Experience: Academic Advisor in the START Office at Chadron State College Grant/Program Coordinator at Ohio University Corps Member Advisor for Teach For America 7th Grade Reading & 4th Grade Literacy Teacher in Marianna, AR Instructor & Teaching Assistant at the University of Idaho

Professional Activities/ Awards

National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Kellogg Institute Alum

Campus Involvement

  • Strategic Enrollment Management Team
    • Onboarding Sub-Committee
    • Retention Sub-Committee
    • First-Year Experience Sub-Committee
    • Summer School Sub-Committee
    • Strategic Enrollment Management Plan Implementation
  • Steering Committee
  • Orientation, Transition, & Retention Committee, Co-Chair
  • Campus Wide Assessment Committee
  • Behavior Intervention Team
  • Early Alert Team

Professional Interests

Developmental Education, Advising, Orientation, Retention, Composition, Student Support Services