GVFaces: Jenni DuBois

February 20, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 13)
Article by Michele Coffill

portrait of Jenni DuBois in brown jacket, print shirt

Jenni DuBois, student services coordinator at Jackson College

Jenni DuBois brings more than two decades of higher education experience to the new position of student services coordinator at Jackson College.

Leaders from Grand Valley and Jackson College signed an agreement in July that opens pathways for Jackson College students to complete their bachelor's degrees at Grand Valley. Grand Valley has an office suite in the university center at Jackson College's central campus in McDivitt Hall.

DuBois has been spreading awareness about the partnership since November. A native of Jackson, DuBois earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in leadership studies from Baker College.

She said the partnership and Jackson College office benefit both institutions and the community.

"There are not a lot of options for people to earn or finish their bachelor's degree here," DuBois said. "Everyone will benefit from this agreement."

The Grand Valley office offers space for students to ask questions about transferring, academic programs and resources. DuBois said she can help students with pre-advising questions and will then send them to program advisors or to the Admissions and Recruitment office for follow-up appointments. Soon, a television with Zoom capabilities will be installed in the suite, making it easier for students to connect with Grand Valley faculty and staff.

DuBois has a background in financial aid and academic advising from Baker College and Spring Arbor University. She said this position was intriguing as it aligns with her background yet offers new opportunities.

She is planning a Grand Valley welcome week with snacks and refreshments for Jackson College students on February 26-27 and a more formal open house, hosted by the Division of Graduate and Lifetime Learning, on February 28. 

Learn more about the services the office can provide for students.



This article was last edited on February 20, 2024 at 12:1 p.m.

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