Kate Jennings

Vancouver Island University, Canada

Kate Jennings is Director of International Student Services Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada. She has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at five different institutions in Canada over the past 20+ years. In addition to her professional role at VIU, Kate is also Network Leader for NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL-KC).  

Kate is recognised for her strengths in risk and safety management, and policy development. She is developing and directing innovative international partnerships and programmes, as well as improving business processes and business continuity planning within international education units.  Kate’s research and training interests include policies and practices for including and supporting under-represented and diverse populations in international education, international strategic planning, as well as competencies and training for international education professionals. Kate has published and presented on a variety of international education topics.