Marian University Promotes Jennifer Plumlee, Ed.D., to Vice President for Access and Student Success

by News Release | Mar 18, 2024

Marian University has announced the promotion of Jennifer Plumlee, Ed.D., to vice president for access and student success. Dr. Plumlee previously served as Marian’s assistant vice president for student success and engagement. 

In her new role, Dr. Plumlee provides leadership and strategic direction for Marian University’s approach to student success and pathways programs. She oversees staff members who serve students and their families in multiple departments, including Academic Engagement, First-Year Experience and Success Coaching, Latino Leadership Initiative, Multicultural Center, New Student Orientation, the Pathways Program, Personalized Learning Center, and 21st Century Scholars. Her focus is on ensuring students have access to the resources and support necessary to help them achieve academic goals and personal success.

“Dr. Plumlee’s leadership has been instrumental in driving positive change and fostering a culture of inclusivity and support,” said Ruth Rodgers, Marian’s senior vice president of student success and leadership integration. “I have every confidence that in this new role, Dr. Plumlee will continue to inspire and empower our Marian student community to reach even greater heights.”

Dr. Plumlee joined Marian University in 2012 as its Director of the 21st Century Scholars Program, after spending four years at Southwestern College as its registrar and education coordinator. Since joining Marian, she has been promoted multiple times, serving as director of academic engagement, director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement and director of First -Year Experience, executive director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, and most recently as assistant vice president for Student Success and Engagement.

“I am excited to lead the amazing team of professionals who are committed to ensuring all Marian University students can thrive and succeed. Focusing on the student experience and ensuring students have access to the resources and support they need, will allow Marian University students to achieve their full potential – both academically and personally,” said Dr. Plumlee.

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