The warmest of EEB welcomes to Jennifer Wolff, the new chief administrator for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who began her new role in November 2021.
Previously, Wolff was a procurement manager for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts from June 2019 – Nov. 2021. Before that, she worked in various progressive supply chain management roles within the automotive and cabinet industries. She was named as one of 30 under 30 in 2014 for her excellence as a supply chain strategy manager at Masco Cabinetry. Wolff was also honored as one of 40 under 40 in Woodworking Times, for her contributions to cabinet manufacturing.
Job responsibilities for chief administrators are known to be wide-ranging but in general, they include the following areas: financial resources, student services, human resources, facilities, alumni development and partnering with the chair on the department’s long-range planning and strategic operations.
“I am really looking forward to forming strong relationships with the faculty, students and staff within EEB to support the advancement of research and education,” Wolff said. After a little over two months in her new position, Wolff is impressed with the dedication of the people, including faculty, students, postdocs and staff, and the breadth of research that happens under the EEB umbrella. She’s excited for this new career chapter.
She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and daughter and loves to spend time outdoors. “From running to gardening to taking the garbage out, I'm always looking for an excuse to get outside.” They’re also busy renovating their 100-year-old Ann Arbor home, to preserve its original beauty while making it functional for their family.