John A. Jensen III '01 Dean of Career and Professional Development

John A. Jensen III '01

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John Jensen was appointed Director of Career Development and Associate Dean of Students at Washington and Lee University in January 2014.  A 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee, Jensen returned to his alma mater in December of 2011. In his prior role at the University, he served as Assistant Dean in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.   Jensen now works to coordinate a variety of student-centered initiatives encompassing professional development, internships, alumni outreach and international opportunities.  Jensen worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years, first in London and most recently in New York, as a sales-trader covering European and Canadian institutions. He recruited interns for Bank of America from many of the country's top colleges and also recruited W&L students to the firm.

A European history major at W&L, Jensen has been an active alumnus on behalf of the University.  He served as vice president of the New York City alumni chapter, chaired the New York City Fancy Dress committee, and volunteered for the Alumni Admissions Program in London and New York. He was a class agent for five years and co-chaired his 10th reunion committee.  Presently, he is an associate class agent, is active in the Rockbridge alumni chapter, is President of the board of Friends of Rockbridge Choral Society, and is a ruling Elder at Lexington Presbyterian Church.

Jensen and his wife, Lauren Stearns Jensen, a 2002 W&L graduate, have two children.