Staff Spotlight: Janene McMahan

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The eCampus Exam Services team has several new faces including its manager, Janene, but she’s not a newbie. Janene has been with eCampus since 2011 and has done it all: instructional designer, adjunct faculty, web developer, chocolate connoisseur, and skilled yarnie.

Janene McMahan, eCampus Student Services Manager, gives the okay sign
Janene McMahan, UAF eCampus Student Services Manager

Q: What do you do at eCampus?

A: I serve as the Student Services Manager; most of my responsibilities involve supporting my team and ensuring that UAF eCampus Exam Services runs smoothly. At Exam Services we proctor a variety of tests for UAF students and others. 

Q: How do you work with students?

A: Each student who enters is greeted by a team member or myself. We ask if they’ve been to eCampus Exam Services before. If they have registered for an exam we will ask which exam, check their ID, and present them with the materials—online test or paper—in the exam room.

Q: How can students connect with you?

A: It’s easy! Email,, or

Q: What do you like about working at UAF eCampus?

A: I believe in higher education. As a first generation college student born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, I am happy to support students in their goals. The working environment and support at eCampus is amazing. The people we come into contact with every day bring new life to the job;  team members have diverse skills and interests! Everyone on the team puts students first and works hard to ensure a quality educational experience at UAF.

Q: What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?
A: Ooh… smiling faces.

Q: What’s your favorite way to unwind?

A: Yarn and chocolate!

Q: What’s your favorite quote from a TV show, movie or book?

A: It’s pithy and true: “A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.” – C.E. Murphy, Heart of Stone



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