Dr. Jen Meyers Pickard very recently joined Witt/Kieffer, a nationally-renowned executive search firm, as a consultant in their Education Practice. Jen will be supporting nationwide searches for presidents, provosts, deans and leaders in other administrative units such as student affairs, enrollment management and advancement.
Jen has a breadth of higher education knowledge with 19 years of experience in assessment, research and grant development; academic advising, orientation; parent programs; faculty initiatives and programs and staff professional development. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Jen served as the assistant vice president for divisional initiatives and planning in student affairs and enrollment management, academic initiatives and student success (SAEM/AISS) at the University of Arizona, extending the strategic vision and capacity of the SAEM/AISS division as well as UA’s senior administration by working directly with units and initiatives that cross-cut the division and the institution. Jen has also held positions at Northwestern University, University of Maryland, University of Illinois at Chicago, and NASPA.
Jen earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in college student personnel from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in psychology from Bowling Green State University. She lives in Tucson with her husband, Charles, who is a career law enforcement officer and 4-year-old daughter, Isla.