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Walking in Her Shoes: Understanding the Challenges of Women of Color in Higher Education and Creating Environments Where ALL Succeed.

Dr. Terricita Sass is the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Stockton University, in New Jersey beginning her tenure in July 2023. She has more than 30 years of Virginia higher education experience. She works closely with the President as an advisor, thought partner and serves as a representative in charge in his absence. Though her primary role within the university is focused on serving as the chief operating officer along with members of the senior leadership team, she is also community-minded and seeks to enhance external relationships and partnerships that strengthen students and communities. She is the recipient of numerous higher education awards and recognitions, conference presenter, mentor, and prolific student advocate.  She is a member of the Atlantic City Theta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serves on the Board of the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Clubs and is a Life Member of the Atlantic City Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. 

She served as the 2022 state conference co-chair for the Virginia Network for Women as well as a two time board member. Dr. Sass is an Aspen Presidential Fellow, an AASCU Millennial Leadership Institute Protégé, and has completed other leadership programs such as the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE).  She holds an earned Ph.D. in Education from Capella University, a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs from Norfolk State University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Francis Marion University. Dr. Sass is married to a retired Navy Commander and has two adult children. She enjoys audiobooks on a variety of subjects, cooking, organic gardening and traveling.

2024 Virginia Network Annual State Conference Speakers

Virginia State University, May 31, 2024

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2024 Virginia Network Women of Color Conference

Introducing your Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terricita Sass

Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

​Stockton University

Introducing your Presidents Panel:

Learn more about the inspiring members of our Presidents Panel by clicking on the image below