Jen Partica, president & owner
Jennifer worked in college admissions for a decade, first at Bucknell University and then Susquehanna University. As an assistant director of admissions at Bucknell, she learned the business at one of the most prestigious liberal arts schools in the country. She worked within an extremely competitive application review process that employed predictive data modeling techniques and admitted students via category. She supervised and trained the university’s tour guides, participated in a revamping of the campus visit program, and coordinated the creation of scholarships for the visual and performing arts. As an assistant director of admissions at Susquehanna, she oversaw the admissions office’s interns, coordinated recruitment for the Writers Institute, and participated in an application review process with a focus on convincing students to attend the school.
While at Susquehanna, Jennifer pioneered a position managing the recruitment communications strategy when the university rebranded and brought its marketing in house. She served as the direct liaison connecting the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid with University Communications, reporting to the VP for Enrollment Management and VP of University Communications. She provided strategic support to annual enrollment goals through planning, writing, and managing 119 projects resulting in 242 individual pieces of communications each year. Jennifer functioned as a marketing consultant for the university’s creation of a Global Opportunities cross-cultural requirement, the Center for Academic Achievement, academic departments across campus, new student orientation, and more. Her work won several District Accolades awards and an International Accolades award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Jennifer holds a B.A. in writing from Susquehanna University and completed all the coursework in a master's program in education at Bucknell University prior to the birth of her first child.
Throughout her employment at Susquehanna, Jennifer was a member of the University Conduct Board and the Risk Reduction Coalition, a Conduct Advisor, regular participant in student-run volunteer days, and co-led two Hurricane Relief Teams that traveled to New Orleans for several weeks service-learning and reflection.
Locally, Jen is a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cranberry, Treasurer for the Moon Township Democratic Committee, and Co-lead for the Pittsburgh Central team of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.