Who We Are

A multidisciplinary academic technology team determined to help higher education institutions make change possible.

Our Leadership

Tracy Woods

President, AccelerEd

As president of AccelerEd, Tracy Woods leads AccelerEd’s management team, drives corporate strategy, and encourages an innovation culture.

Prior to joining AccelerEd, Tracy worked at American Public University System as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer where she had overall responsibility for the technology infrastructure supporting the APUS students, faculty and staff. In her role at APUS, she managed user support for staff and the classroom, as well as application production support, technical operations, database administration, and systems and network engineering.

Tracy also previously served as Vice President, IT Service Delivery for Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., a global provider of senior care services which had over 400 communities in the U.S., Germany and the U.K. There she was responsible for the global technology infrastructure, network and systems engineering, database administration, application production support, and user support for the communities and corporate headquarters.

Before joining Sunrise, Ms. Woods led the national Internet businesses for the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which provided wholesale private label ISP services to rural telephone and electric cooperatives all over the United States. As the Vice President, Internet Businesses, she was responsible for all aspects of service delivery, subscriber support, technical operations, and new product/business development as well as the financial performance of the business lines.

Ms. Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University.


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Tracy Woods

President, AccelerEd

As president of AccelerEd, Tracy Woods leads AccelerEd’s management team, drives corporate strategy, and encourages an innovation culture.

Prior to joining AccelerEd, Tracy worked at American Public University System as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer where she had overall responsibility for the technology infrastructure supporting the APUS students, faculty and staff. In her role at APUS, she managed user support for staff and the classroom, as well as application production support, technical operations, database administration, and systems and network engineering.

Tracy also previously served as Vice President, IT Service Delivery for Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., a global provider of senior care services which had over 400 communities in the U.S., Germany and the U.K. There she was responsible for the global technology infrastructure, network and systems engineering, database administration, application production support, and user support for the communities and corporate headquarters.

Before joining Sunrise, Ms. Woods led the national Internet businesses for the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which provided wholesale private label ISP services to rural telephone and electric cooperatives all over the United States. As the Vice President, Internet Businesses, she was responsible for all aspects of service delivery, subscriber support, technical operations, and new product/business development as well as the financial performance of the business lines.

Ms. Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University.