We are pleased to announce that Jill Aronson Pfaendtner has joined GIX as Director of Operations.
Jill has 15 years of experience working in higher education, most recently as the founding administrator of the University of Washington Collaboration Core, a shared services center supporting a number of interdisciplinary research institutes and facilities in engineering, science, and medicine. She had previous positions supporting the UW’s strategic planning initiative and Northwestern University’s McCormick Service Center and Master’s in Biotechnology Program. She holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
Her wealth of background in new program startup and operations, together with her experience in academic programs, makes her an outstanding fit for this position. In addition, she has considerable global experience including China.
Many thanks to Dave Maddox for his steadfast support of GIX during its startup phase. Dave will continue to support GIX through the transition month of January.