Emily Tichenor is a program manager on Ithaka’s S+R Educational Transformation team. Her work in higher education administration has focused on improving the transfer experience for students, building collaborative relationships between institutions, knowledge management, and process improvement. At Ithaka S+R, Emily serves as a program manager for the Articulation of Credit Transfer (ACT) Project, a collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY) that includes the groundbreaking transfer information tool Transfer Explorer (T-Rex). The ACT Project seeks to increase the visibility of and number of transfer course equivalences and to help students count more of their transferred credits toward their degree programs.

Prior to joining Ithaka, Emily served for eight years at Tulsa Community College in a number of leadership roles including Director of Academic Affairs Projects, Director of University Transfer, and Library Director. During her time at TCC, Emily served as co-lead for the Tulsa Transfer Project and a committee chair for the Tulsa Higher Education Task Force both of which sought to improve collaborative relationships between seven higher education institutions in the Tulsa region and improve outcomes for transfer students. As Director of University Transfer, she founded a new college department, developed student facing transfer resources and programming, maintained strategic internal and external relationships, and developed a comprehensive TCC2University website. She served as a Board Member and Chair of the Strategy Oversight Committee for the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium.

Before her career in higher education, Emily served for seven years at the Tulsa City-County Library in a variety of roles including Library Manager and system-wide Children’s Services Coordinator. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Broadcast from Oklahoma State University.