WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
 
Sukhwhant Jhaj

Title
Vice Provost for Innovation, Planning and Student Success
Company
Portland State University
Bio
Sukhwant Jhaj, vice provost for academic innovation and student success at Portland State University, provides vision and leadership to advance student success and undergraduate learning at Oregon's urban research university. Trained as a designer, Jhaj uses design thinking to discover new solutions for incremental and disruptive challenges facing the academy. Jhaj is an active researcher with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Association for Public and Land Grants Universities, and government agencies. He is an expert in design thinking, design of student services, managing change, open innovation and user centered design. Jhaj earned his terminal degree, Master of Architecture, from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He also holds an MBA from Portland State University and has completed Leading Change and Organizational Renewal program at Stanford Business School and Achieving Breakthrough Service program at Harvard Business School.