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Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean smiling at camera.

Jennifer Dean

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


As the Director of Development, Jennifer oversees all development, fund raising, and alumni outreach activities for WSU’s College of Education. She came to the college in December 2018 from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, where she served as Director of Development since 2014. Prior to that, 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 16 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.

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