Jen McMillen is a senior post-secondary leader with nearly 20 years’ experience in student affairs, human rights and policy development. She joined Ryerson in 2019 from Humber College, where as dean of students, she oversaw a range of student success and engagement departments including athletics and recreation, advising and career services, academic support, health and counselling, student conduct and residence life.
Jen is a strong advocate for equity and inclusion, and believes that student achievements are closely linked to an active and thriving student community. She recently completed a term as chair of the student affairs group within Colleges Ontario, and was a founding member of the Positive Space Committee at Brock University where she served as a human rights and equity officer. Jen frequently speaks and consults on issues such as diversity, leadership, team and trust building, communication and civic responsibility.
In addition to her professional roles at Humber College, Jen has worked in various progressive capacities at New College, University of Toronto, Brock University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph. She holds a bachelor of kinesiology from McMaster University, and a master of education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Responsibility
The Office of the Registrar provides a broad range of academic support services concerning student recruitment, admissions, enrolment, grading, promotion and graduation assessment. This office also develops course and exam schedules.
Student Affairs is a support network that helps students make a successful transition to university, develop career-related skills, and access support for student conduct issues or if they have been impacted by sexual violence.
International Enrolment provides the university with strategic leadership to support Ryerson’s goal of increased international student enrolment.