2023 – 2024 Presidential Distinguished Professional Staff

Trisha Wells, Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Professional Studies

Trisha Wells is known as a transformational leader, innovator, and great colleague. Her commitment to excellence in execution and forward thinking, strategic approach is evident in her work in the Division of Professional Studies, where she manages areas including financial analysis, accounting, payroll, human resources, IT, and operations. Wells also contributes greatly to UMBC as the co-chair of the Financial Literacy and Education Committee. She helps students build strong financial skills and brought the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to campus. Wells joined UMBC in 2014 after more than 15 years working in higher education and with off-campus housing partners. She earned a B.A. in music education and an M.S. in student personnel administration from the University of Central Missouri.