Jerry served as Vice Provost for Student Access, Success and Diversity Initiatives & Career Services at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – Illinois Tech (2006-18).
Significant initiatives include the Collens and Presidential Scholarship for the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago (2008), the creation of the Global Leaders Program (2008), the launch of the St Lucian Visionaries project (2010), and the establishment of the IIE Syrian Higher Education Consortium (2012). In 2017, Student Employment Office was named Illinois Tech’s “Department of the Year” for the reimagination of its training modules and programming; moreover, Jerry prototyped Illinois Tech’s inaugural work in the areas of Continuous Improvement and formed the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Employer Engagement. In Career Services, Jerry co-created a series of innovative approaches including a Faculty Innovation Grants program, a peer career coaching model, courses such as “Dragon Slayer – Designing YOUR Future.”
These preliminaries settled, he did not care to put off any longer the execution of his design, urged on to it by the thought of all the world was losing by his delay, seeing what wrongs he intended to right, grievances to redress, injustices to repair, abuses to remove, and duties to discharge.
Developed employer engagement strategies which embraced diversity, equity, and inclusion and partnered with the Office of Disability Services to introduces new programming for successful career launches.
Jerry has worked with thousands of international students from more than 50 countries with significant background advancing the career trajectories of students from India
Other experiences include Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Emerson College and the University of Chicago;
Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in economics and an M.Ed. from Harvard University’s School of Education.Scott Downs and Gerald Doyle co-founded TriCosain, and have published several works including “9 Questions for Leadership in Life & Work”