FEATURED MOVER | Vickie Mazer, McDaniel College

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.

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.

Vickie Mazer, dean of graduate and professional studies at McDaniel College.

Vickie Mazer, dean of graduate and professional studies at McDaniel College.


Resides in:

Originally from Frostburg, relocating to Westminster.


Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – West Virginia University; Master of Science in exercise physiology – West Virginia University; Doctor of Education – educational leadership with specialization in higher education administration – Frostburg State University

If you had not chosen education as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

Most likely medicine. Prior to my time in education, I spent 20 years in health care management and I saw first-hand the need for medical providers in rural and underserved communities.

Favorite vacation: 

My favorite vacation is anywhere I can spend time with my family.

When I want to relax, I … :

Spend time with family and friends.

Favorite movie, book:

My favorite movie – “The Notebook.”  I am a fan of a good romance movie. My favorite book – I like books that help develop me personally and professionally.  My most recent read was “Good to Great.”

Favorite quotation:

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused, be determined, be hopeful, be empowered,” – Michelle Obama

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