Meacie Fairfax is an Associate Director with EAB. As a member of the Navigate strategic research team, she focuses on the needs of the community college and four-year sector, examining topics such as student success supports, equity and inclusion practices, and strategic communication across campus groups.
Before joining the firm, Meacie worked at College Success Foundation providing low-income underserved students the academic, social, emotional, and financial supports they needed to graduate high school, complete college, and thrive in life. Over the past decade, she has worked in a variety of roles to support students’ social, emotional, and academic support needs. Locally she volunteers with The Washington Home & Community Hospices, fosters animals for the Humane Rescue Alliance, and works to further cultural competency through her work with Youth for Understanding.
Meacie is a first-generation student, TRIO, and McNair Scholar Alum. She holds a B.A. from Michigan State University where she majored in Communication studies and a M.A. from Emerson College.
Research and Insights
The adage “it takes a village” is often applied to challenging but worthy missions, and no initiative on your campus is more important than ensuring that students succeed. Read these representative results from EAB members to learn how diverse stakeholders are making an impact.
Four years after the term became ubiquitous, we provide a refresher on what Guided Pathways is, why it has been so challenging to implement, and profile the most promising strategies from your peers.
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