Impactful, compassionate, dedicated, and hardworking are all words to describe Tara Crawford, a project specialist within the Success Center. Throughout Tara’s career she has developed a strong business acumen by having several lead administrative roles in both the private and public postsecondary education sector. Additionally, she has served as an integral board member of higher education institutions and associations including Alabama A&M University and the Alabama Higher Education Partnership. Through these roles, she has contributed to the development and grand opening of five learning resource centers, and a 540-bed residence facility. Tara is extremely passionate about the matriculation of students and desires to utilize her experiences and skillset to help others. Tara earned a bachelor of arts in communications media from Alabama A&M University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education leadership at California State University - Sacramento.