Notre Dame de Namur University Tracy Campus is excited to introduce our speaker series this June and July, in addition to our Information Sessions, inviting local community leaders and NDNU faculty to speak on topics that may be of interest to you.

Please join us to hear talks on the subjects of:

"The Value of Higher Education" — Our speaker is the director of the Tracy Campus, Dr. Darla Cuadra. Dr. Cuadra comes to NDNU with a successful track record in campus operations, student services, and admissions, having previously served as vice president for student services at Patten University, and most recently as campus director for Columbia College of Missouri in Alameda, California. She earned a PhD in leadership for higher education at Capella University.

"Thriving in Stressful Situations" — Dr. Therese Madden, Director of Evening and Professional Programs. Dr. Madden teaches many of the classes in the Human Services program here in Tracy.  Her teaching approach is guided by both academic knowledge and nearly two decades of Human Resources and leadership development experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, where she created and developed strategic approaches to achieving organizational goals.  This experience includes six years as the Director of Human Resources for a municipal department where she managed nearly 50 staff in six functional areas, taking responsibility for organizational development, leadership training, employment law, labor relations, workplace violence, and employee relations.

"Technology in Business" — Chosen Cheng has been a lecturer in the School of Business and Management since 2016. Chosen has bachelor's and master's degrees from Cornell University and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

"Entrepreneurial Strategies" — Tamara Spade, President & CEO Tracy Chamber of Commerce 

"Using Police Departments as Community Problem Solvers" — Interim Police Chief, Tracy PD, Alex Neicu

More details at


  • Occurred Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, June 15th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Notre Dame de Namur - Tracy

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Tracy, CA 95376


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