by Dr. John Sauter, Jr.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Niagara University
I don't know how many higher education administrators in the Western New York would have had the opportunity to get to know Jackie Gribbons, but she was a pioneer in higher education administration and a champion of women in higher education. Although Jackie passed away today, her impact on higher education will be felt for generations and I encourage everyone to learn from her example. Here is a article that describes her legacy better than I ever could: (Click Here)
When I was a master's student at the University of Vermont, I learned a lot from her. She supervised my three practicums, and the lessons I took from them have shaped the professional that I am today. I also remember how helpful her resume workshops were when I was just starting to look for professional jobs. That resume helped me to land a job at Niagara University. 13 years later I now have a Ph.D., but I am walking my own students through resume workshops, in which I am saying many of the same things that I learned from her. In fact I still use the same resume styles that I designed with her as examples when meeting individually with students.
Thank you Jackie.