Jenny Faust

Position title: Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, and Director, Office of Strategic Consulting


Studio portrait of Jenny Faust, associate vice provost for Strategic Initiatives and director of the Office of Quality Improvement and Administrative Process Redesign at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Office of Strategic Consulting

Areas of Responsibility

As the associate vice provost for strategic initiatives and the director of the Office of Strategic Consulting, Faust leads a talented staff of consultants and project managers who assist departments and programs across the university on process improvement, business process redesign, strategic planning, organizational (re)design, meeting facilitation, departmental culture and climate, professional development and change management.


Dr. Jenny Faust joined UW-Madison and the former Office of Quality Improvement in October 2016, as a consultant. Prior to that, she served as the assistant to the president for student success and director of the Office of the First-Year Experience at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Additionally, she was the associate vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton, where she was responsible for all aspects of faculty affairs and faculty development as well as leadership development for department chairs, and the assistant vice president for academic personnel at California State University, Los Angeles.

The common thread running through her career in higher education, from faculty member to academic administrator, is a commitment to faculty, staff, and student success in high quality academic programs. Dr. Faust holds a doctorate in philosophy and has over 25 years’ experience in higher education.