Traci Royster

Director Staff Development & Strategic Initiatives

Appalachian State University

Summit Member

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Professional Bio

Traci Royster is the Director of Staff Development & Strategic Initiatives for Student Affairs. Traci served as Interim Director of Multicultural Student Development (MSD) for the 2015-16 academic year. Traci brings over 18 years of professional experience in higher education. Prior to her work in Multicultural Student Development, she served as the Inaugural Director of Parent and Family Services from 2009 to 2015, the Internship & Student Employment Coordinator in the Career Development Center from 2006 to 2009, and the Assistant Director for Student Support Services in the Learning Assistance Program from 2001 to 2006, all at Appalachian State. Traci earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Human Development and Psychological Counseling, both from Appalachian State University.


Parent: Appalachian State University

287 Rivers Street Boone, NC 28608


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Appalachian State University 2000

Bachelor of Science, I & O Psychology

Appalachian State University 2003

Master of Arts, Human Dev. & Psy Counseling: CSD

Volunteer Work

Trustee, Crossnore School & Children's Home

Board Chair, Williams Academy, Crossnore School & Children's Home

Member, Past President, Alumni Council, Appalachian State University

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Past Chair, Boone Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors