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Jen VanGilder

Jen VanGilder

Senior Consultant, Engagement Manager​

At Higher Digital, Jen VanGilder specializes in Degree Works and digital transformation within higher education. Jen provides invaluable direction and guidance to project stakeholders and campus power users, ensuring alignment between business needs and system configurations. Her role includes conducting comprehensive process analyses, assisting clients in implementations, and managing change from pre- to post-go-live stages.  ​

VanGilder is a committed professional dedicated to guiding clients through transformative change with a focus on effective change management strategies. She is passionate about her clients and delivering tailored solutions that drive positive outcomes and foster lasting organizational growth. VanGilder is known for building strong client relationships and championing continuous improvement, having worked with many higher education clients worldwide. Her commitment to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each institution has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor and change agent within the higher education community.​

VanGilder holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, and a Master of Education in Education, all from La Salle University. Her academic background, combined with her visionary leadership and passion for driving institutional excellence, positions her to continue making significant contributions to the advancement of educational institutions worldwide.​