Mary Bauer is an Administrative Specialist serving as the assistant to Dr. Marlene Tromp, Vice Provost of ASU’s West campus, and Dean, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (NCIAS). She enjoys the challenges and variety of duties in her position, and collaborating with others on projects. Graduation is her favorite time of each semester, where she enjoys celebrating with graduates on their great accomplishments. A rich work history prepared Mary for her position in NCIAS, including owning and running two successful businesses, serving as a marketing coordinator, and managing departments in a retail environment. She moved to Arizona from Minnesota in 1994 with her husband and two daughters.