Warner Pacific University (WPU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Boehmer as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Communications.
A communications leader with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Jennifer will serve as the President’s senior integrator across and among university offices and leaders, providing operational supervision of priority university projects and coordinating high-level goal setting and direction alignment among leadership. In addition, Jennifer will oversee the University’s communications and marketing efforts and work to amplify the mission of WPU within the community and across Oregon.
“I am thrilled that Jennifer has agreed to join WPU and assist us in our mission to serve our students and community at this special time in our history,” said WPU President Brian Johnson. “Her skills in strengthening teams to achieve milestone goals, and proven ability to build upon and promote our advantages through strategic communications, will add value to our institution.”
Jennifer comes to WPU from Linn-Benton Community College where she served as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. In that role, she supported the president as well as oversaw the institution’s Foundation Board, college marketing efforts, and government and community relations programs. Her efforts included rebranding the institution, expanding fundraising revenue by 30%, and assistance in securing a public bond measure worth $24 million.
Prior to that, Jennifer served Oregon’s largest higher education institution, Portland Community College, as well as small private higher education institutions and foundations, and within consulting capacities.
Jennifer is President Emeritus of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, an organization representing 1,500 community and technical colleges throughout the US and Canada. She earned her MS in strategic communication from the University of Portland and her BA in mass communication from Linfield University. She is a frequent national speaker, author, and panelist on the subjects of marketing, communications, advancement, strategic planning and presidential/executive communications support for higher education institutions.