Jennie Sanders

Vice President, Instruction


Curious, passionate, and human-centered, Jennie applies a scientist’s mind with an educator’s heart to reimagine student-centered education and opportunity at scale. As a first-in-family college graduate, Jennie is enthusiastically committed to creating transformative educational experiences accessible to every learner – from coaching individuals to developing teams to leading institutional change. In her role as the Vice President of Instruction at WGU, she is a potent catalyst for change and leads transformation initiatives impacting 2600+ faculty and 170,000+ learners. Jennie combines the tools of digital transformation with the skills of human development to improve student experiences and outcomes. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Utah, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University, and has over 15 years of experience in higher education serving in leadership, innovation, and instructional roles, and she proactively crafted and delivered results in each one. In an age of disruption, Jennie seeks to redefine how humans and machines work together in education so we can meet the moment, deliver equitable outcomes, and create the future we want.