Based in Tucson, Arizona, Jen Meyers Pickard (she/they) brought her skills to WittKieffer after nearly two decades in academic and student affairs roles, first at Northwestern University and the University of Maryland and later at the University of Arizona. Jen has a broad insight into the inner workings of higher education institutions and is driven by a passion to find the right leaders for specific client needs. Her search expertise includes presidents, provosts, deans and leaders in a wide variety of administrative units including student affairs, student success, research and innovation and enrollment management.
Jen joined WittKieffer after 19 years in higher education, most recently serving as the Assistant Vice President for Divisional Initiatives and Planning within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success at the University of Arizona. In this role, Jen functioned in a chief of staff capacity, extending the vision and capacity of senior institutional leadership through work on change management initiatives, executive level talent acquisition, oversight of institution-wide assessment efforts and leadership of faculty-student engagement and success programs.
Jen is passionate about the cultivation of emerging higher education professionals having developed and facilitated numerous leadership institutes and conference sessions. She has also been active in NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, as well as other education and student affairs organizations.