- Ed.D., Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University
- M.S., Community Counseling, Western Carolina University
- B.S., Psychology, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Jeni Wyatt joined Lenoir-Rhyne as assistant provost for undergraduate education in September 2022. In this role, Wyatt oversees initiatives that support and enhance the undergraduate experience.
She works with faculty and deans to create, enhance and develop modern undergraduate curriculum; develop and implement academic policies and procedures related to undergraduate education; and serve as the liaison between Academic Affairs and the division of Mission, Engagement and Innovation on undergraduate admissions, transfer services and innovative undergraduate programming. In addition, the Registrar's Office reports to Wyatt, who has extensive experience with student records and degree audits.
Wyatt comes to Lenoir-Rhyne from Appalachian State University, where she was the senior director of transfer admissions and engagement and led the team responsible for recruitment, admission, retention and engagement of transfer students. Her office at Appalachian also handled all transfer credit articulation and articulation agreements for the university, and she oversaw collaboration with North Carolina community colleges.
At Appalachian, she also served as the director of the College of Arts and Sciences Advising and Support Services Hub for 17 years, overseeing advising, managing student records and reviewing all curriculum changes for the largest college at Appalachian with nearly 6,300 students. Wyatt served on many university groups, including the Enrollment Planning Council, the General Education Task Force and the DegreeWorks degree audit implementation team.
Prior to her work at Appalachian, Wyatt served as the dean of academic affairs at South College in Asheville, North Carolina.