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Washington State University
College of Education

Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean

Senior Director of Development
Office of Development
Pullman Campus
Cleveland Hall 156
Pullman, WA  99164


As the Senior Director of Development, Jennifer oversees all development, fundraising, and alumni outreach activities for WSU’s College of Education. She’s in her second stint with the College of Education, most recently starting in late 2020. She also served in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture as Director of Development. Prior to that (2014), Jennifer served for nine years as Vice President and Senior Consultant for RuffaloCODY and, before that, as Vice President for Annual Giving & President’s Associates with the WSU Foundation. With more than two decades of university advancement experience, Jennifer is a seasoned development professional.

In addition to her development experience, Jennifer has seven years of K-12 teaching experience, having served as an elementary teacher in Hawaii where she lived for 10 years.

Although a graduate from UC Davis and UC San Diego, Jennifer is an officially Adopted Coug – a status she couldn’t be prouder of! Along with her husband David, she’s been a football and basketball season-ticket holder since moving to the Palouse almost 20 years ago.  Jennifer also enjoys traveling, golfing, snow skiing, and has participated in, and finished, two full Ironman distance triathlons along with a variety of other races.