Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jenny Phelps as the new Assistant Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Strategic Academic Initiatives effective September 1, 2021.
Dr. Phelps previously served as the Assistant Dean of Student Administration and Strategic Iniaitives from 2003 until 2016, when she took on a leadership role in the Integrated Renewal Program at UBC. We are pleased to have her back at G+PS.
Dr. Phelps has more than 20 years of experience as a senior academic administrator and strategic thought leader in higher education – at UBC and previously with the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained BA, MSc and PhD degrees at UC San Diego, University of Wisconsin-Madison and UBC, respectively.
She is a co-founder of UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative and has been deeply involved in work related to reimagining the PhD, exploration of concurrent graduate-level microcredentials, and nearly all aspects of graduate education policy and strategy.
In her new appointment, Dr. Phelps will be working closely with Vice-Provosts, Deans, Associate Deans and other senior leaders across campus both within, and outside of, G+PS, on a number of strategic iniaitives.
Congratulations, Dr. Phelps!