Jan has been leading executive searches in the higher education and nonprofit sectors since 2007. She has worked with numerous colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations to fill a wide variety of positions ranging from chancellor/president, executive director, deans as well as executive and administrative staff in both the public and private sectors. She regularly customizes services to meet the needs of her dynamic client base.
Jan began her career in higher education in student affairs at the University of Wisconsin System where her focus was in student governance and residential life. She joined an educational consulting firm that specialized in the development of programs for adult learners. For nearly twenty years she worked with colleges and universities throughout the country providing guidance and support in the areas of strategic planning, external compliance, staff development, enrollment management, communications, public relations, marketing and promotion.
Jan also served as Associate Dean at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies where she had responsibility for all academic and student services for the adult programs. In this role, she also assisted with research, staff development, new program initiatives, and had responsibility for the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the School.
Jan has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on various topics including succession planning, program assessment, strategic planning and other initiatives. She has also created and delivered workshops designed to prepare leaders for their next opportunity.
Actively engaged in the community, Jan has served on the marketing committee for the Race for the Cure, in Kansas City. She has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at institutions in the Kansas City area. She volunteers as her travel allows and finds great joy working with people with special needs and the elderly.
A.B.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
M.A., Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Platteville, Wisconsin