Women in leadership positions

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Dr Tracie Mafileo is deputy vice-chancellor of Pacific Adventist University, located near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 

Her work, research and publications reflect her commitment to advancing the wellbeing of Pacific peoples through research, social work, community development and higher education. She is married to Taupo Tani, originally from Tuvalu, and in June last year they welcomed their first baby, Tuviya, into the world.

s deputy vice-chancellor it is a privilege, through the power of God, to lead, shape and enable the contribution that higher education and research play in building the kingdom of God here on earth and for eternity.

As deputy vice-chancellor of Pacific Adventist University, Tracie has the responsibility to oversee the academic programs of the university.  

She is challenged by the need to promote continuing quality improvement while at the same time increasing the enrolments and the range of course offerings. She considers it a very real honour to be involved in shaping the lives of the leaders of the Church and the broader society.  

“As deputy vice-chancellor it is a privilege, through the power of God, to lead, shape and enable the contribution that higher education and research play in building the kingdom of God here on earth and for eternity.”

Tracie is not backward in stating her passion: “I am passionate about the unique position of Pacific Adventist University to positively assimilate aspects of Pacific cultures and the Western university system to make a difference in the communities that we serve, and to bring glory to God.” 

Thank you Dr Tracie Mafileo for your leadership at Pacific Adventist University. You are making a huge difference for the community, the Church, and ultimately the kingdom of God.