Tracy Ryder Glass has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as dean of the faculty of professional studies. The faculty is made up of a variety of UFV departments and programs, such as the school of business, school of social work and human services, teacher education, adult education, aviation, library and information technology, and child, youth and family studies. Prior to her move to B.C., Dr. Ryder Glass was associate dean of the business school at Humber College in Toronto. A former world champion in marathon mountain bike racing and a coach with Canada’s first all-female mountain bike team, Dr. Ryder Glass points to sports as instilling the determination she needed to pursue a PhD in theory and policy studies at the University of Toronto while managing the demands of two young children. Other stops along her career path include modelling instructor, probation officer, high school teacher, private practice lawyer and Crown counsel.