Jennifer W. Hessert

Jennifer W. Hessert

  • Assistant Director of Development
233 Ag Administration Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Jennifer joined the College of Agricultural Sciences as assistant director of development in October 2019.  In this role, she is responsible for building relationships with alumni and donors, and in closing major gifts on behalf of the college.

Jennifer has worked in a variety of roles in higher education and other settings that have allowed her to gain valuable experience in building and cultivating relationships.  She most recently served as an administrative support assistant for the Associate Dean's Office for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts, where she received the college’s Liberal Arts Ambassador Award in 2019.  Before that, she served as the assistant director for the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, which is located administratively in the College of Health and Human Development. 

Jennifer earned both her bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation education and her master’s degree in counselor education with an emphasis in college student personnel from Penn State; she is also a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.  Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys reading, watching movies, attending Pilates classes and spending as much time outside as possible with her English setter, Remy. She and her husband, Bill, live in Port Matilda.