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Jenny Ward, She/Her/Hers

Senior Associate Director

Biography

CliftonStrengths: Harmony, Input, Responsibility, Relator, Learner

As senior associate director for academic and career exploration (ACE), Jenny provides leadership and oversight for exploratory and transitioning scholar initiatives. She directs a team of staff who teach exploring majors and careers and first year experience courses; produce What can I do with this major?; conduct individual coaching and transition advising appointments; facilitate major and career exploration programs; manage the peer career advisor program; and coordinate disability, veteran, and inclusion initiatives to increase students' decision-making confidence and path selection. Jenny leads the center's collaborations with campus departments including academic advising, first year programs, admissions, and new student orientation.

Recent service includes membership on the steering committee for Student Life's Assessment & Strategic Initiatives, chairing the Work and Family Committee on the Chancellor's Commission for Women, facilitating Human Resources' Work and Life Sounding Board, and evaluating applicants for the National Career Development Association's Certified Master of Career Services credential.

Responsible Areas: Academic & Career Exploration


Contact Information

  • 201 Student Union 1502 Cumberland Ave Knoxville, TN 37996-4537
  • Phone: 865-974-5435
  • E-mail: jlward@utk.edu