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Jennifer Hess


Experience and Interests


  • Previous work includes program management for graduate programming, continuing professional education, including customized training and conferences, and personal enrichment programming including youth camps, learning in retirement, and travel.
    • UWSP/NWI Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate, Operations Director
    • B.S. Health and Information Management Technology, Operations Director
    • B.S. Health and Wellness Management, Operations Director
    • M.S. Health and Wellness Management, Operations Director
    • M.S. Health Care Administration, Operations Director

Presentations and Publications


  • Hess, J.A. and Rueb, J. (2005). Attitudes towards abortion, religion, and party affiliation among college students. Current Psychology, 24(1), 24-42. Factors Affecting Student’s Opinions Regarding the Legality of Abortion. 2003 American Social Psychology Association Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.



  • UWSP Common Council Member (2020-2022)
  • University Personal Development Committee (2018-2020)
  • UWSP Campus-Wide Strategic Planning Committee (2007)
  • UWSP Classified Staff Advisory Committee (2005-2007)


  • Portage County Business Council, Leadership Portage County (2018)

Fun Facts

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A teacher by day and a ballerina by night (I never attended a ballet class though!)

Jennifer Hess
Associate Director - Continuing Education and Outreach
Program Manager - Health and Wellness Coaching



M.S. in Community and Organizational Leadership
UW-Stevens Point, 2021

B.S. in Psychology and Sociology
UW-Stevens Point, 2003

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
University of South Florida Muma College of Business, 2022

Supervisory Management Certificate
UW-Stevens Point, 2020

Leadership Certificate
UW-Stevens Point, 2019

UW Leadership Development Certificate
University of Wisconsin Colleges, 2017