Jeneen Hatoum

Director of High School Innovation

As director of high school innovation, Jeneen works with schools and districts to strengthen systems and structures that lead to increased postsecondary attainment. Her responsibilities include leading school-based campaigns, grant-making, professional development, school counselor leadership development, and partnership development between K-12 and higher education institutions.

Jeneen brings valuable experience leading systemic innovation at both school and district levels. Her efforts have resulted in significant improvements in the structure and practices within schools and a subsequent improvement in student outcomes. Jeneen's work as an assistant principal at a Chicago public high school led to some of the highest growth in college enrollment, scholarships awarded, and early college credential attainment in the city.

As a daughter of an immigrant parent, Jeneen has witnessed how postsecondary access can impact not only an individual, but can change trajectories for generations to follow. Through her college experience at Michigan State University and her continuing educational journey, Jeneen has gained skills, experiences, and relationships that have fostered her development as a professional. She is dedicated to supporting the college-going journeys of others and creating more equitable paths to postsecondary education.

Outside of work, Jeneen enjoys sketching and painting, as well as spending time in nature and with family.

Michigan State University Bachelor of Arts
Loyola University Chicago Master of Education