Dr. Robbyn Wacker

Dr. Robbyn R. Wacker is the Provost and Senior Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado.  Prior to her current position she was Assistant Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and International Admissions. Dr. Wacker received her B.S. and M.A. degree in Gerontology and her Ph.D. in Sociology and was recently chosen to attend Harvard’s Graduate School of Education summer program for leaders in higher education. Dr. Wacker’s book “Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective” was recently published.

Dr. Wacker continues to be an active supporter of and researcher in international education.  She has led study abroad courses with students and is currently working on an International Aging Social Policies Textbook which will include interviews conducted with older adults in 10 different countries.  In her administrative role she is currently working with CIE staff and other UNC administrators on developing ways to promote and increase in the number of international students studying at UNC as well as increasing the number of faculty exchanges and learning opportunities.