Vice President of Student Affairs, Hennepin Technical College
Jessica works with staff and faculty to ensure all students have the supports they need to be successful in reaching their academic goals. She believes in students and values engaging them in meaningful ways which is evident through the implementation of the college’s first student life office and multiple sustainable programs on campus. Jessica was recently awarded the Lud Spolyer Distinguished Service award by the Minnesota College Professionals Association, named one of the “Top 40 under 40” award recipients through the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, and led the work that resulted in Hennepin Technical College being named a White House Healthy Campus. She has presented at national conferences on her work in developing transformative student leadership programs, peer mentor programs, and persistence. Jessica is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University Mankato and holds a Master’s Degree in Education: Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas.