Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan is Vice President for Instructional Services at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to accepting this position in 2021, Jacquelyn served in various roles at the college to include Associate Vice President of Academic Resources, Dean of the Mathematics and English Division, Associate Dean of College Preparatory Programs, Chair of the Developmental English Department, and an instructor of Developmental English, Advancing Academic Achievement and ESL courses. She received her Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Colorado-Denver and her Bachelor’s degree in English from Albany State University. Jacquelyn holds a Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning, Training, and Development from Regis University and is currently an EdD candidate, Grand Canyon University. Her research focuses on women of color in academic leadership and gendered racial microaggressions.
A leader, collaborator, trainer, and coach, Jacquelyn has over 30 years of educational and professional experience that range from non-profit leadership and workforce development to military service. Jacquelyn is committed to equity and excellence in education and leadership and believes that everyone, regardless of race, gender, ability, or socio-economic status is entitled to a quality education. She works with non-profit agencies to provide leadership training to women and youth and has conducted workshops and facilitated conference sessions at the local, state, and national level. Jacquelyn is also a facilitator and coach for The Chair Academy, a premier leadership development organization for higher education and organizational leaders globally whose mission is centered around advancing academic and administrative leadership across all levels of higher education.