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John Jensen Named Assistant Dean in W&L’s Williams School

— by on September 29th, 2011

John Jensen, currently a director of global equities for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has been appointed assistant dean in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University.

Larry Peppers, dean of the Williams School, announced Jensen’s appointment, which is effective Dec. 15, 2011.

A 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee, Jensen will work with faculty and deans of the Williams School to coordinate a variety of student-centered initiatives encompassing co-curricular programs, professional development, internships, alumni outreach and international opportunities.

“We are especially pleased to appoint someone with John’s experience in business and liberal arts, his links to Washington and Lee, and his demonstrated passion for working with students and faculty,” Peppers said.

Jensen has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years, first in London and most recently in New York, as a sales trader covering European and Canadian institutions. He recruited interns for Bank of America from many of the country’s top colleges and also recruited W&L students to the firm.

A European history major at W&L, Jensen has been an active alumnus on behalf of the University in New York.  He served as vice president of the New York City alumni chapter, chaired the New York City Fancy Dress committee, and belonged to the Alumni Admissions Program. He has been a class agent for five years and is currently co-chairing his 10th reunion committee.

Jensen and his wife, Lauren Stearns Jensen, a 2002 W&L graduate, have two children: Jack, 4, and Grace, 3 months.

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