education, English as a second language, higher education, recruitment pathway program, university
Title: Director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education
Company: University of Windsor
Location: Windsor, ON
As the director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education at the University of Windsor, Jennie Atkins was inspired by her parents, who are both successful in their careers. Her father is an educator at the university, and her mother’s tenacity and perseverance enabled her to become a nurse. They have always been supportive of her choices and encouraged her to rise to her greatest level of success. She took on the position of director of the academic writing center, which offered a summer English as a second language (ESL) program. Over her tenure at the university, she turned the ESL program into a full-fledged recruitment pathway program for the university which now operates out of two campus sites.