Jason Goode has joined the University Honors Program administrative team as assistant to Associate Vice Provost Chistopher Jones.
A high-level management support professional, Goode will develop, recommend and implement appropriate goals, policies, procedures, assessment and long-term planning related to national scholarships, fellowships, academic awards and recognitions.
He is also the University Honors Program’s liaison to the Office of Scholarships, the Office of Financial Aid and the diverse array of honor societies at NIU.
“Jason is an NIU alumnus who has performed very well as a student support specialist for the last several years. He has an impressive skill set and a strong reputation campus for working effectively with undergraduates,” Jones said.
Goode “brings a new resource to University Honors students,” Jones added.
“A national scholarships, fellowships and academic recognitions coordinator will bring our program and university in line with national best practices. The best colleges and universities have an individual who performs this important role,” Jones said. “We have many University Honors students at NIU who would be competitive candidates for national scholarships and awards, but until now there has not been a colleague on campus to identify, cultivate, and assist undergraduates attain these prestigious academic opportunities.”
Prior to his appointment at University Honors, Goode worked in NIU’s Office of Student Academic Success as a student success specialist responsible for representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This position was new to the campus; Goode helped to brand its identity by piloting a version of the Absence Tracking program with an emphasis on English 103, English 104 and COMS 100.
He also launched Soup & Success, a program that provides students with lunch as they engage in sessions related to time management, reading strategies, public speaking, financial aid, scholarships and test anxiety.
In other work, he advanced the development and piloting of a new advising tool created for NIU by the Educational Advisory Board. He also has co-hosted brown bag discussions and training sessions related to Making Achieving Possible (MAP)-Works on campus.
Goode’s previous employment includes serving as an account manager on the preferred team at Motorola Solutions, working as an admissions adviser for Colorado Technical University Online and teaching COMS 100 as a graduate assistant at NIU. He holds a B.A. in communication with a focus on media production and a M.A. in communication media studies.