Please join me in welcoming Dr. Tamara (Tam) O’Day-Stevens on
In each of our lives we experience pivotal experiences that shape who we are as people. In this interactive session, Tamara O’Day- Stevens will share the five moments that have shaped who she is today and what impact those moments have had on her values, family and her relationships with other people.
Dr. Tamara (Tam) O’Day-Stevens has over 28 years of experience in higher education. In 1994, as a first-generation college student, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. In 1999, she received her master’s degree from Seton Hall University, with a dual degree in counseling and statistics. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, from Colorado State University in 2014.
Prior to joining CT State as the Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Dr. O’Day-Stevens served as the Director of Academic Affairs, at UCONN’s Stamford campus, where she supported faculty professional development (Teaching and Learning), Advising, First Year Programs, Library, Honors, Career Services, Orientation, and Scholarships. Other positions she held previously were the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Goodwin University where she developed new academic program offerings connected to local labor needs and created the assessment cycle for both the curricular and co-curricular areas. She was then promoted to Dean of Students at Goodwin, supervising a team of 18 staff members and securing over 3.5 million dollars in grant funding. She also served (from 2007-2014) as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Saint Joseph, focusing on retention and engagement.
Dr. O’Day-Stevens is a certified diversity trainer and has been involved in presenting educational programs regarding diversity and anti-bullying with the Anti-Defamation League for over 18 years. She is passionate about the subject of college debt and the college affordability crisis, which was her dissertation topic. She is committed to developing inclusive systems that encourage and support a sense of belonging for all students, staff, and faculty. Dr. O’Day resides in Plainville with her three sons, Brady (18), Tate (16), and Luke (14).
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Please note the change in venue to:
Tumble Brook Country Club
367 Simsbury Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Meeting ID: 832 7439 0958
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All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Hartford Happiness Club
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7:00 – 8:30 pm