Vickie Mazer joins McDaniel College as Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
Westminster, MD
09/15/2020 03:37 PM

Vickie Mazer has joined McDaniel College as the new dean of graduate and professional studies following a national search.

At McDaniel, she is responsible for providing leadership and support of the college’s more than 20 master’s degree and certificate programs. Many of McDaniel’s graduate programs can be completed online or in blended format of online and in-person.

Mazer formerly served as the director of graduate services at Frostburg University for the past 13 years, where she oversaw all aspects of the graduate division, including graduate admissions and provided comprehensive support for programs delivered on campus, off-site and online. During her time in this role, she led the division to double-digit enrollment growth and worked to develop and implement new master’s degree and certificate programs, as well as a doctoral degree in educational leadership. 

“As a dedicated professional committed to student success, Vickie is an excellent addition to our graduate and professional studies team. We are excited to have her at McDaniel,” said Julia Jasken, provost and executive vice president.  

In addition to her experience in higher education, Mazer spent over 20 years in various leadership roles within the healthcare industry. A graduate of Potomac State College of West Virginia University with an associate degree in pre-physical therapy, Mazer received both a bachelor’s degree in physical education (exercise physiology) and master’s degree in exercise physiology from West Virginia University. She earned a doctoral degree from Frostburg University in educational leadership with a specialization in higher education administration. 

For more information about Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel, visit

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

Vanessa Sanders
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