Jody Gordon is an AACRAO Managing Consultant. Recently she served as the Associate Vice-President, Students at Langara College in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Gordon provided oversight and leadership to the Student Services division that includes, Student Engagement, Financial Aid and Awards, Varsity Athletics, Counselling (personal, career, and academic support and academic advising), Mental Health Initiatives for students and employees, Health Services, Accessibility Services, Registrar and Enrolment Services, Student Recruitment and Intramurals. Previously Ms. Gordon served as the Vice President, Students and Enrolment Management, at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford, Canada. She led the development of the first ever Strategic Enrolment Management Plan for the University. Prior to this she held the position of Associate Vice President, Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Surrey, Canada where she led the institution wide review of the first-year experience where she oversaw 9 working committees and developed a comprehensive plan for improving the first-year experience.
Ms. Gordon has worked in post-secondary since 1992, beginning her career at Simon Fraser University before joining KPU in 1998, UFV in 2012 and Langara College in 2020. She has held progressively responsible positions as an Academic Advisor, Associate Director of Advising and Enrolment Services, Registrar and Chief Student Affairs Officer. In addition to Ms. Gordon’s administrator roles, she has taught first-year criminology students. Her broad experience in the classroom, in recruitment, enrolment and registrarial services, and in student affairs has allowed her to lead post-secondary institutions in developing SEM plans. Ms. Gordon is very familiar with the university and college systems both in Canada and the U.S. and has broad experience in India, Thailand, Britain and China working closely with a technical training institute over multiple campuses.
Ms. Gordon completed a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 and a Master of Arts degree in 1996 from Simon Fraser University. She was selected as the recipient of the 2009 Strategic Enrolment Management Leadership Award of Excellence in the Canadian Institutions category, an award cosponsored by AACRAO and Education Systems Inc. Ms. Gordon presents regularly at higher education conferences across North America and has published articles on such topics as enrolment management, student success initiatives, the mobile transfer student and leadership in higher education.
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