Penelope Jennings, former assistant provost, has been appointed to the post of interim associate vice president for faculty affairs at Cal State Northridge. The appointment became effective in August.
Jennings, whose background in law and higher education spans more than 20 years, had served as the assistant provost since November 2001. She took a lead role in working with the Aftermath Program Planning Committee to provide programming and information to the campus community in the wake of the September 11 disaster.
Prior to the assistant provost assignment, she was interim executive assistant to the provost. Jennings came to the university in 1980, as a member of the Department of Business Law faculty.
The recipient of numerous teaching awards, among them the 2001 University Distinguished Teaching Award, Jennings oversaw new faculty orientation in 2000 and 2001.
She has chaired the Presidential Advisory Board on Equity and Diversity and served on many university committees and boards, including the Educational Policies Committee, the Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board, the Graduation Rates Task Force, and the advisory boards of the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics and the Center for Ethics and Values. She is a member of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s advisory board.
A graduate of the University of California at Davis with majors in Spanish and political science, Jennings earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
@csun | September 22, 2003 issue
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