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 DivisionThe 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 DivisionThe 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 DepartmentThe 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 DivisionThe 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 DivisionThe 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 SupportOur 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 IncubatorThe Incubator is where new and experimental projects are developed under the guidance and supervision of the University President.


Strategy Team Members

Dr. Corey Olsen – suit and tie

Corey Olsen

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.

Sørina Higgins


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.

Jennifer Rogers

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.

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, 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.

Sarah Powell

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.

Jessi Robinson

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 […]