Jenna BrendeStudent Success Coordinator
As Student Success Coordinator, Jenna will provide year-round assistance for college faculty in supporting the diverse population of students in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Jenna will work with the college team by implementing a case management model that includes triaging student concerns (i.e. personal, academic or financial) and making connections with appropriate resources. She will proactively engage with potentially at-risk students who are identified by faculty and staff through personal contacts or campus-wide retention efforts. Jenna will also work with faculty, staff, students and other members of the college community to promote academic advocacy services. In addition, she will assist with programs that contribute to the successful transition of undergraduate students, such as New Student Enrollment, the Start Smart course and success seminars.
Jenna comes to us from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where she was a student ambassador and Fulbright Scholar. She completed her Master of Arts & Culture: Art, Literature and Society in August 2020. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2017.