Jennifer Zych Herrmann ’00 will take on the role of Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Minnesota Morris. The position combines alumni relations leadership with development work.



“I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue the fine work of the Office of Advancement,” says Herrmann. “Connection with UMN Morris alumni has been one of the joys of my personal and professional life, and I am excited to take on this important role.”



Herrmann prior served as director of admissions at UMN Morris. She’s a 2014 recipient of the UMN Morris Academic Staff Award.



Herrmann holds an MA in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a BA in music from the University of Minnesota Morris. She is pursuing a PhD at UMN Twin Cities.



According to Susan Schmidgall, director of advancement, Herrmann is well suited to take on this new challenge, given her knowledge of and commitment to UMN Morris as well as her almost two decades of alumni relationships.



“Under Jen's direction, our 23,000 (and growing!) alumni and our donors will be expertly served,” Schmidgall adds.



Herrmann’s appointment is effective Aug. 5.