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:
|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 digital campus going and growing.|
|Planning Division||The Planning Division acts as the primary measure of compliance and serves as the reference for overall 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.|
|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||Our Student Support staff 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.|
|The Incubator||The Incubator is where new and experimental projects are developed under the guidance and supervision of the University President.|
Strategy Team Members
University President; Board Member Ex Officio; 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.
Chair of the Department of Language & Literature
Sørina Higgins is the Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and a Ph.D. student, Teacher of Record, and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University.
Institutional Planning Team Leader; Writer's Forge Tutor
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.
Doorward; Student Support
Sharon is the Doorward for Signum, serves in Student Support as a Signum Advisor, and leads the Outreach division. If you need and answer or want to make sure something gets done, she's the one to contact.
Digital Campus Director
Sarah spends her evenings working towards her MA at Signum University, as well as fulfilling the roles of Board Member (Working Team Member) Digital Media Co-ordinator for Signum/Mythgard. As co-ordinator, she ensures that all video media is created, edited, and published efficiently and to a high standard of quality.
Student Support Team Lead, Signum Advisor, Keeper of Sycamore Records
Jessi came to Signum through the Tolkien Professor podcast & Mythgard Institute. With a B.A. in English and an M.S. in College Student Services, she jumped at the opportunity to join the Signum staff. She now leads the Student Support Team, helping to ensure that all Signum students attain their educational goals. Life shouldn’t be […]