Jenny Schanker


Jenny Schanker, EdD Jenny Schanker began working with the Michigan Community College Association(MCAA) in July, 2011 as a "Faculty on Loan" from Lake Michigan College and became a permanent MCCA staff member in 2013.  At LMC, she was an instructor in the English department since 2000 and Chair of the Department of Transitional Studies since 2004 and also served as  Project Director for Achieving the Dream and Breaking Through, chaired the Student Success Steering Council and co-chaired the Student Learning Assessment Committee.

Since joining MCCA, Jenny has focused on issues related to successful transitions for both traditional-age and older students, including college readiness, developmental education, dual enrollment, transfer, and alignment of non-credit and credit career education and training. She currently leads the Michigan Guided Pathways Institute and the Right Math at the Right Time (RM@RT) initiative.

Jenny is a Scholar in the Higher Learning Commission's Student Success and Assessment Academies and is a member of the Accreditation Review Committee for the National Association of Developmental Education.  She holds an M.A. in English from DePaul University and earned her Ed.D. in Community College Leadership from National-Louis University in 2011. Jenny joined the Gardner Institute as an Advisor in 2018.

You can reach her at schanker@jngi.org.