Jody Gordon currently serves as the Vice President, Students and Enrolment Management, at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. Formerly Ms. Gordon held the position of Associate Vice President, Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Surrey, B.C., Canada. Ms. Gordon has worked in post-secondary since 1992, beginning her career at Simon Fraser University before joining KPU in 1998 and UFV in 2012. She has held progressively responsible positions as an Academic Advisor, Associate Director of Advising and Enrollment Services, Registrar and now Chief Student Affairs Officer. In addition to Ms. Gordon’s current administrator role at UFV, she has taught first-year criminology students. Her broad experience in the classroom, in enrollment services, and in student affairs has allowed her to lead universities in developing such retention initiatives as an Early Alert Referral system, Academic Boost camps for at risk students, a behavioral intervention team, and peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring.
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 Enrollment Management 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 and the mobile transfer student.