Meriden Center Director Tami Christopher has been with MxCC since February of 2010. Her responsibilities include working with students, developing community partnerships, managing enrollment and the facility, and supervising her team. She also teaches Freshman Seminar, chairs the Legislative Outreach Committee, and is an active member of the Sustainability Committee.
Before coming to MxCC, Tami directed the Waterbury Center for the University of Bridgeport overseeing facility expansion to support a boost in enrollment among graduate students and adult students. She also served as associate dean and then acting dean for the Accelerated Degree Program at Post University.
Prior to her involvement in higher education, Tami held educational programming and research positions at several museums and historical sites. These include The Maine State Museum, Connecticut Historical Society, Osher Map Library (University of Southern Maine), Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and the Tate House Museum.
Tami earned a master’s of science degree in American and New England studies from the University of Southern Maine, and a bachelor’s of arts degree in English from Central Connecticut State University (which she began at Tunxis Community College). She is working on completing a master’s of science degree in education (with a secondary degree in English and History) from the University of Bridgeport.
Tami enjoys spending time gardening, backpacking, and hiking with her husband, two small children, and dog. She has a special love for the national parks and a passion for fostering a love of the outdoors in children. She is an active volunteer and advocate for several environmental organizations. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading history and American Literature. Her favorite authors are Erik Larson and Upton Sinclair.