PROVO, Utah, June 4, 2019 – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is proud to announce the appointment of Jessica D. Egbert, Ph.D., executive vice president of strategy and engagement at RMUoHP, as a new member of the American Council on Education’s (ACE), Women’s Network Executive Council (WNEC).
The ACE Women’s Network Executive Council supports state networks by serving as liaisons and mentors to state chairs and providing leadership for developing or strengthening state planning boards in achievement of ACE’s goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. Members of WNEC serve as advisers to ACE.
“It’s a remarkable opportunity to serve on the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council,” said Egbert. “I am committed to – and enjoy – creating meaningful connections, building networks, sponsoring leadership and skill development, and promoting environments of diverse leadership through which organizations and institutions may thrive. The caliber of leaders with whom I’ll serve opens up another dimension of learning and mentorship. I’m hopeful this role will also be a benefit to our state and the Utah Women in Higher Education Network.”
Egbert received the invitation to serve on WHEN following several years of service as a member of the board for the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, and as chair and past chair of ACE’s Utah chapter serving in support of women in Utah higher education careers.
During her WNEC term, Egbert will serve as a liaison and mentor to assigned state chairs to provide leadership to strengthen state networks. Additionally, she will,
Egbert is actively engaged in many community and leadership roles, including as a current candidate for the Mapleton, Utah city council. She has served or is currently serving as a board member for the Board of Directors of the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, the Board of Governors of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Valley University Community Advisory Council, the BusinessQ Editorial Board, the Provo City Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, and on the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Licensing Board of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Professional Licensure. Egbert is also a peer evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She is a regional and national presenter on topics such as strategic planning, communication, influence, career development, networking, accreditation, and leadership.
In addition to her current role, she has served in several distinguished leadership roles at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, an accredited graduate institution in Provo, Utah,
Egbert is the recipient of numerous industry and community awards for excellence in achievement, leadership, and service. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (BYU), a master’s of education degree in instructional technology (AIU), and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership (TUI). Egbert has authored works with national associations, private organizations, and her dissertation research on non-cognitive factors within hybrid doctoral education was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies.
About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Founded in 1998 and located in Provo, Utah, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation is the highest achievable in the United States. RMUoHP offers graduate healthcare education exclusively and has a reputation for high-quality, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented healthcare programs. www.rm.edu.