Ms. Gilmore began her higher education career in 1997 at Highline Community College where she served as faculty in the Business Information Technology Department. After leaving her teaching position at Highline, she helped create and lead Pearson Education’s Customer Experience division with the goal of developing tools to support Pearson’s educational technology products across all higher education disciplines. Working at institutions across the country lead Jessica to combine her love of business and academics and return to campus life first at Walla Walla Community College as a Dean of Business, Entrepreneurial Programs and Extended Education then moving to Utah to serve as an Associate Provost of Community Outreach and Economic Development.
Most recently, Jessica joined the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) as an Associate Commissioner for Workforce Development & Industry Engagement. Jessica is committed to working across both public and private institutions, industry and governmental agencies to focus on workforce and industry engagement as well as aligning academic programs to ensure increased student access, success and completion across the USHE system.