Mary Fugate, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Data Analytics, Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA

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Mary Fugate (she/her/hers) serves as director of research and data analytics with the Center for First-generation Student Success. Mary joined the Center for First-generation Student Success in 2020 from NASPA Advisory Services where she served as assistant director. Prior to joining NASPA, Mary served as the assistant director of Institutional Research at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. A data and research enthusiast, Mary is passionate about empowering others to proficiently interpret and utilize data and research for continuous improvement and promotion of student success.

Mary earned a B.A. in sociology from Hofstra University, an M.S. in sociology from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Toledo.