Gwendolyn Jensen

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Title

Gwendolyn Jensen

Subject

Wilson College Presidents

Description

Education: PhD in history from University of Connecticut; MA from Trinity College; BA in English from University of Hartford
Before Wilson: Provost and Dean of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Western State College of Colorado; Dean of Graduate School and Professor of History at University of New Haven
Progress:
Capital campaign, increased the budget and school’s endowment
Enrollment nearly doubled
Created the Women with Children Program (now called the Single Parent Program)
Cultivated the founding grant and subsequent gifts that led to the creation of the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living and Fulton Farm
Facilities: spearheaded construction of the equestrian center, veterinary medical center, library improvements, campuswide computer network, Lenfest Commons (renovation of McElwain and Davison Halls) to include first student commons; launched the renovation of Sharpe House to be the new President’s House
Created the Hankey Center
Expanded College’s athletics programs and facilitated its entry into Division 3 of NCAA
Introduced endowed faculty chairs in music and philosophy
Established Van Looy Organ recital series in 1996

Source

VIP Files

Publisher

C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College

Date

1991-2001

Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection contact the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 archives

Format

Image/Jpeg

Language

English

Citation

“Gwendolyn Jensen,” Hankey Center & C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, accessed September 19, 2019, http://wilson.gistemp.com/items/show/97.