Jensen Named Interim Director of the Office of Corporate Partnerships

Dawn Jensen She has extensive experience in the private sector

ST. LOUIS – Dawn Jensen was appointed interim director of Webster University’s Office of Corporate Partnerships (OCP), it was announced today. She will begin her new role July 1.

The OCP works with businesses to develop programs of mutual interest, such as educational opportunities for the businesses’ employees or internship opportunities for Webster University students.

“The Office of Corporate Partnerships strengthens Webster University’s academic offerings and its ties to the community by finding opportunities of mutual benefit between Webster University and the business community,” said President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “The relationships developed through the office are strategically important to advancing Webster’s impact and mission”

“Dawn brings extensive corporate experience to this position and has an in-depth understanding of the needs of businesses and Webster’s capacity to meet those needs,” said Julian Schuster, Webster University’s provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “The University’s collaboration with businesses will create opportunities from which the entire community will benefit.”

Jensen currently serves as director of recruitment for the St. Louis extended campuses. She previously was a regional community relations coordinator for Webster University. Before arriving at Webster, she worked for 15 years in the private sector. She ran her own business for several years, was a pharmaceutical representative, sold medical equipment, and worked for Anheuser-Busch.  Jensen is a Webster University alumna, having graduated with a bachelor’s in business management from the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Jensen is active in the St. Louis community. She served as honorary chair of the Covenant House of Missouri Stan Musial Gala and the Judavine Center for Autism Gala, was co-chair of the St. Louis Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waitresses’ & Waiter’s Night, and was president of Ike Kids, a non-profit organization that built libraries in Nigeria.

“I am excited about this opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at the Office of Corporate Partnership,” Jensen said. “This falls in line with Webster’s centennial year as we work to strengthen corporate partnerships to provide opportunities for our students to have a more robust and meaningful higher learning experience. It is my hope to expand the footprint of Webster’s OCP in the St Louis community.”

Under her new role, she will report to the Offices of the President and Provost while the University conducts a national search for a new full-time director.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.