Chris Hubbard Jackson named 2019 MacVittie Emerging Leader

Published: 06/19/2019

Chris Hubbard Jackson, Ph.D., director of institutional research at SCC, was selected as the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) 2019 MacVittie Emerging Leader. She was selected based on her contributions to higher education and the profession of institutional research.


Named for AAUA’s first elected-president, Robert W. MacVittie, the MacVittie Emerging Leader Award is made to an individual who is currently engaged in a higher education administrative position below the level of vice president (for less than five years) and who, by virtue of demonstrated professional accomplishment, is thought to have outstanding potential for higher education leadership.

Hubbard Jackson holds a Doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies, Master of Education in adult and higher education, and a graduate certificate in institutional research, from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL); a Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE); and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Illinois State University. She has more than 10 years of experience in higher education, serving in various roles such as institutional research, grants, instruction, planning, assessment, administration, student services, etc. Her research interests include institutional data trends, retention, assessment, post-secondary faculty, burnout and special interest populations.

The mission of the American Association of University Administrators is to develop and advance superior standards for the profession of higher education administration. Through programs and services, the AAUA provides opportunities for the professional development of its members, whether they be employed by colleges, universities, specialized institutions, or professional associations.

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