Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jane Okech, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Vermont

By the Alumni Relations Office (Courtesy: The University of Vermont)

Our M.A Counselling Psychology Alumnae (Class of 2000) Dr. Jane Okech, has been appointed as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Vermont (UVM) effective July 1, 2022. She will be responsible for all matters related to recruitment, professional development, evaluation, promotion, retention, recognition, and elevation of all UVM faculty.

Currently, Dr. Okech is the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and a Professor of Counselor Education in UVM’s College of Education and Social Services (CESS). She has been a member of faculty at UVM since 2003 and held several leadership positions including Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Counseling Program Coordinator, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, and Chair of the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences. She has also taught over 70 courses using multiple modalities.

Moreover, she is an active scholar who recently co-authored two books, Counselor Education in the 21st Century: Issues and Experiences (2018) and Group Work in Schools: Preparing, Leading, Responding (2020). Furthermore, her work has received professional accolades including the 2017 Article of the Year Award by the Association for Specialists in Group Work and the 2019 Counselor Education and Supervision Publication of the Year Award by the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
In addition to her master’s degree, she holds a PhD. in Counselor Education & Counseling from Idaho State University where she has also served in several positions.

Indeed, she is a perfect example of our tagline ‘Education to take you places’. We congratulate her for her immense contribution in research, teaching and leadership as well as wish her the best as she prepares to assume her new role.

More information about her appointment can be found here.

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