Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Education and Training
Expected in PhD. | Public Policy And Administration Mississippi State University , Starkville, MS, GPA:
  • Completed coursework and comprehensive examinations in the Public Policy and Administration PhD. program; expected completion May 2022.
Expected in 06/2019 Master of Science | Master of Strategic Studies Army War College , Carlisle, PA, GPA:
Expected in 12/2004 Master of Arts | Public Policy And Administration Mississippi State University , Starkville, MS, GPA:
Expected in 08/1991 Bachelor of Arts | Political Science University of Mississippi , Oxford, MS , GPA:
06/2014 to Current Director for Planning and Assessment Louisiana State University Healthcare Network: New Orleans | Baton Rouge, LA,

Works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and manages and leads the office of Planning and Assessment. Develops planning and assessment strategies for the Division of Student Affairs and subordinate departments.

  • Chair the student affairs Professional Development Team and implement programming focused on the ACPA/NASPA professional competencies.
  • Developed and implemented a 5 year strategic plan for the division of student affairs.
  • Chair the Planning and Assessment Workgroup comprised of representatives from departments throughout the division.
  • Serves on the Hispanic and Heritage Appreciation Month committee.
  • Serves on the University's Transformational Change committee.
  • Served on the Human Resource Management Onboarding Task Force.
  • Oversee and manage the division's program review process and policy.
01/2021 to Current Interim Director for Health Promotion and Wellness Mississippi State University | City, STATE,

Works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. Manages and leads the Health Promotion and Wellness department consisting of over 7 staff members, 8 Graduate Assistants, and 4 student employees. Responsible for managing and leading the efforts related to health and wellness education and programming in support of student learning and development in a higher education setting. Develops relationships, partnerships, and networks within and outside the campus community in order to maximize the resources and ways in which health promotion and wellness awareness can support student success goals. Provides strategic leadership, guidance, and advisement to the University in support of a healthy environment for students, faculty, and staff at Mississippi State University.

  • Manage and oversee multiple state and federal grants.
  • Develop strategies and plans to educate and develop students.
  • Collaborate with other departments within and outside of student affairs towards shared goals and objectives.
  • Increase community engagement efforts in support of community health and wellbeing.
07/2011 to 06/2014 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Student Affairs | City, STATE,

Under the direct leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs, developed and led professional development programming and projects in support of entire division.

  • Chaired the New Maroon Camp Exploratory committee and advised and directed the New Maroon Camp Program.
  • Served as the Crisis Action Team Training Officer developing and implementing training programs, strategies and policy.
  • Wrote and edited the Crisis Action Team manual
  • Chaired the professional development team.
  • Served as the Interim Director of the Honor Code.
  • Developed and implemented the Student Affairs Hall of Honor program.
  • Managed and developed Student Affairs policy and procedures.
  • Served on the Institution's Student Success Committee
09/2006 to 07/2012 Director, Center for America's Veterans Student Affairs | City, STATE,

Founded, Directed, led and managed the staff and students of MSU's Sonny Montgomery Center for America's Veterans.

  • Developed and implemented programs in support of U.S. Military Veteran student outreach, education, and development.
  • Played a key role in the early success of the center's programs, services, activities, and events.
  • Exponentially grew the Center's staff and capacity.
  • Managed budgets and created resourcing opportunities for the center.
  • Successfully grew the program and significantly contributed to MSU's National Military-Friendly recognition.
  • Played a key role in the creation of MSU's Veteran Certification Program.
  • Established key relationships with donors leading to millions of dollars of donations in support of scholarships, programs, and infrastructure.
  • Established key relationships with institutions and individuals at the state and national level that continue to positively impact the program and institution.
08/1996 to Current U.S. Army Officer in the Rank of Colonel Mississippi Army National Guard | City, STATE,

Currently serving as a U.S. Army National Guard officer in the Mississippi National Guard. Have served on active duty and the reserve component in leadership and staff positions from the platoon to corps level.

  • Manage, lead, direct, and supervise officers and soldiers applying direct, organizational, and strategic leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Responsible for applying creativity and innovation to improve climate and culture of organization.
  • Currently serving at the CEO-level of a large military organization with over 1300 individuals and a multi-million dollar budget.
  • Consistently evaluated and assessed by supervisors and subordinates as a top-tier officer with unlimited potential.
  • Have attended and graduated from numerous professional military education course with the most recent being the distinguished Army War College, Senior Service Staff College.
  • Deployed overseas and within the Continental United States in support of homeland defense and homeland security missions.
  • Experience with working with U.S. Ally countries in support of shared goals and objectives.
  • Gained increase awareness and appreciation for multicultural perspectives.
  • Possesses a Top-Secret Clearance.
08/2004 to 09/2006 Army ROTC Assistant Professor of Military Science U.S. Army | City, STATE,

Under the direct supervision of the Army ROTC Professor of Military Science, trained, mentored, instructed, and recruited Army ROTC cadets towards commissioning as officers into the U.S. Army.

  • Planned and developed programs and events in support of the University based training and education.
  • Served as the enrollment officer working towards recruiting, enrolling, and retaining cadets into the program.
  • Managed budgets and marketing campaigns in support of the program.
  • Developed relationships and networks with individuals and department across the institution.
Activities and Honors

Search Committee Chair, Assistant Director for Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Search committee member, various MSU job searches

2021 Student Affairs Director of the Year


Federal Emergency Management Agency ICS Certified (ICS 100-800)

FAA Commercial Rotary Wing Instrument Rating

UH-60, LUH72 Qualified, Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Test Pilot

Various Military Professional Education certificates and achievements

Trained Contracting Officer

U.S. Military Top-Secret Clearance

Safe Zone Training Certified

Foundational Level Certificate, Social Justice and Inclusion

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