Jennifer L. Thompson
Associate Dean of External Relations
Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Jennifer.Thompson@du.edu
303.871.2555

Jennifer Thompson joined the University of Denver in 1995 as the first Director of Development for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (formerly known as the Graduate School of International Studies). Jennifer became the Associate Dean of External Relations at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in 2004 and currently manages the School's external relations team including major gift and annual fundraising, alumni relations, special events and the career and professional development area.

As part of the University of Denver's ASCEND campaign, Jennifer oversaw the successful completion of the Korbel School's $50 million endowment campaign which added new endowed faculty chairs, professorships, fellowships and scholarships.

Prior to joining the University of Denver, Jennifer served as the Vice President for External Relations with the international, non-profit organization, Up with People where she oversaw a $45 million campaign which included moving UWP's headquarters from Tucson, AZ to Denver, CO.

A native of Boulder, CO, Jennifer has a BS in Management from the University of Phoenix and is a 1996 graduate of the Denver Chamber of Commerce program, Leadership Denver, a leadership development program for emerging leaders in the Denver community. She is a current member of the University of Denver's Women's Leadership Council and has served on numerous community boards including the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Impact on Education, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and currently volunteers on the community relations committee of Good Samaritan Hospital in Louisville, CO.

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