Tracey Wright

Tracey Wright


Tracey is a native of Dickson, Tennessee, who currently calls Russell County, Virginia, home.

During her career in higher education, Tracey has served in the administrations of three regional institutions. She spent 12 years at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she became more interested in sustainability efforts. As an educator, Tracey strives to assist college students in developing into engaged citizens who care about their community and their environment.

Tracey, a wife and mother of two daughters, describes herself as an average citizen who is seeking meaningful ways to have a positive impact on our environment. She also seeks better ways to help motivate others to do the same.

Tracey graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in science in mathematics and master’s degree in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. Tracey joined the Appalachian Voices board in 2015, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee, Board Development Committee and on the Executive Committee as secretary before becoming Chair in 2020.