External Relations welcomes assistant director of alumni relations

Jenn Hartley PhotoJenn Hartley joined the Jones Graduate School of Business as the assistant director of alumni relations in the office of external relations on May 6.

With eight years of experience in higher education in business schools, Hartley came to the Jones School from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was associate director of MBA student affairs. Prior to Olin, she also worked in student affairs at the business school at St. Louis University.

"We are extremely pleased to have Jenn on the team," said Ben Renberg, assistant dean of external relations. "Her background at Olin and St. Louis University brings a skill set we know will serve the Jones School alumni well."

After moving to Houston less than two weeks ago, Hartley recognized the significance of this transition in geography and career. "It feels like the right time to branch out. Before I earned my MBA I knew I wanted to stay in higher education - business schools in particular. This new position at Rice is the ideal fit for me." She looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective and continuing to build a strong Jones School alumni program.

Hartley earned an MBA from St. Louis University and a B.S. in Business from Eastern Illinois University. She and her husband Josh are building a house in the Heights and have two rescue dogs, Tucker, a corgi, and Stella, a corgi beagle mix.