Profiles: Jelena Ristic
Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs
Jelena began her career at Golden Gate University as a student assistant in the information
kiosk while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations with an emphasis
in Human Resource Management. Since that time, she has worked her way up to her current
position. Throughout her various roles at GGU, her leadership and project management
skills were instrumental in the development of online tools for students and the implementation
of the Talisma Customer Relationship Management program used by the University. Jelena
was also a key member of the admissions and student affairs team for over eight years
where she recruited and admitted new students, advised continuing students on course
selection, university policies, career planning and staying on course towards degree
completion. While working full time, Jelena also completed a Juris Doctor degree from
Golden Gate in the part-time evening program.
Prior to accepting the assistant dean position, Jelena returned to her hometown and accepted a position in the Centre for Career Education at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario Canada where she developed appropriate placement opportunities for students that fit designated learning outcomes. She taught various courses related to employment preparation, employment strategies, career goals and personal and professional development.