Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for IT



Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., currently serves as Assistant Vice Provost for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She manages the department's human resources, financial management, communications and marketing teams, and serves as a key academic and technical liaison between UTSA departments.

She earned undergraduate degrees in Communications and English at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She completed her Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education as well as a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at UTSA.

Dr. Kenon has worked in positions of instruction, leadership and management in private and public higher education for more than 25 years. Her areas of interest include workplace education, tools for technology education and student success, collaborative distance learning programs promoting global education, communications, and technological innovation and research.

Dr. Kenon also serves on numerous committees supporting student, faculty and staff success, as well as community and educational organizations at the local, national and global levels.

She is involved in multiple UTSA committees in support of staff and student retention, community service, academic research, communications, and information technology. She also serves as a faculty lecturer in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) in the Consortium for Social Transformation (CST) department.

Dr. Kenon has served on other higher education institution committees and boards including the San Antonio and National Alumni Board for Trinity University as well as academic advisory committees and boards for the Alamo Community College District, and the Hallmark University System.

Additionally, she has been selected to serve in various capacities for academic leaders including:

  • 2018 American Education Research Association (AERA) conference program chair for the Workplace Learning Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • 2018 EDUCAUSE Top Ten IT Issues committee
  • 2018 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference program committee
  • Coalition of Higher Education Information Technology Associates (CHIETA) EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Working Group

Dr. Kenon has published and served as a global speaker and panel chair in her areas of research on numerous occasions. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) on the UTSA Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant, as the coordinator for the OIT Faculty Advisory Committee and as the co-editor on the Wiley Global Workplace Learning Publication project.


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