The Strategy Team manages the day-to-day operations at Signum University.

The Signum University Strategy Team is made up of the University President plus the leaders of the University’s seven divisions:

Signum University Divisions
Digital Campus Division The Digital Campus Division manages all digital assets belonging to Signum University by heading the production of the University’s media content and guiding the maintenance of its digital resources. In other words, they keep our campus going and growing.
Institutional Planning Team The Institutional Planning Team acts as the primary measure of institutional compliance and serves as the reference for institutional improvement, analyzing institutional performance in light of relevant policies and Signum University’s mission, vision, and goals.
Language and Literature Department The Language and Literature Department guides Signum University’s academic affairs by planning and offering our courses and working with our faculty to ensure the best education possible. Basically, it makes Signum University a university.
Messaging Division The Messaging Division is primarily responsible for online promotion of the University and its programs, including email communications, social media engagement, and public website content.
Outreach Division The Outreach Division promotes Signum University through planning its fundraisers and coordinating its events. With strategical and hosting talents like no other, it lets everyone know how extraordinary Signum University is.
Stewardship Division The Stewardship Division ensures the legal and financial welfare of Signum University by guarding our non-technical resources and monitoring our compliance with our regulating bodies. Our stewards are experts at keeping Signum safe and strong.
Student Support Team The Student Support Team assists students enrolled in Signum University as they pursue educational growth with the institution. It offers basic academic, communication, and emergency assistance while helping students stay motivated throughout their degree programs.


Strategy Team Members

Dr. Corey Olsen – suit and tie

Corey Olsen

University President; Board Member: President; Lecturer

Corey Olsen is president of Signum University. He brings his scholarship on Tolkien to the public, seeking to engage a wide and diverse audience in serious intellectual and literary conversation though his podcast, The Tolkien Professor.

Sørina Higgins

Chair of the Department of Language & Literature

Sørina Higgins is Chair of the Literature & Language Department at Signum University. She also serves as Thesis Coordinator and Host of the Signum Symposia.

Keli Fancher

Digital Campus Division Lead

Keli is a consultant doing development for Apple products and the leader of the Digital Campus Division at Signum University where he oversees Signum's digital assets.

Jennifer Raimundo

Institutional Planning Team Leader

Jenn leads Signum’s Institutional Planning Team, coordinating policy and compliance so the University aligns with its vision, mission, and goals. In that capacity she also serves as a member of Signum’s Strategy Team.

Kristin Howk

Messaging Team Lead

I coordinate Signum's social media outlets as well as administering our Facebook pages.

Trish Lambert

Trish came to Signum initially as a Masters program participant in the Mythgard Institute. After joining Signum president Corey Olsen as co-host of one of his Tolkien Professor podcasts, it was a short step to taking on outreach initiatives for the university. She worked with Corey to launch Mythmoot, Signum’s annual (now biannual) conference, and also directed to first outreach division in the university.

Malcolm Harden

Provost – Stewardship Division Lead

Provost - Division Lead for Stewardship Division. Responsible for Employment, Bursary and Registry Teams

Sharon Hoff

Doorward; Student Support

Sharon is the Doorward for Signum and our Student Support guru. If you need an answer or want to make sure something gets done, she's the one to contact.