Jennifer M. Dahlquist

Vice President

Phone: 612-677-2762

Jennifer Dahlquist serves as vice president for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. In that capacity, Jennifer manages a variety of collaborative initiatives for the benefit of higher education and other state, local, and not-for-profit entities, including MHECare (a student health collective providing health insurance, athletics injury insurance, student advocacy, and assistance with the public exchanges), human resources, and enrollment management through the e-Transcript Initiative. Jennifer also provides oversight for MHEC’s policy initiatives which includes the Midwest Regional State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA) and the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC). 

Jennifer completed her Baccalaureate in German (with a focus on Romanticism) and political science (international focus) at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She received her master's of Public Policy through the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, with a concentration on social policy - emphasis on youth issues and higher education policy. Jennifer's master's thesis presented an analysis of the politics and feasibility of offering higher education via community colleges to welfare recipients.

Jennifer received her project management certificate at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business in December 2008, the CPPM certification in December 2009, and received the PMP certification in March 2013. She also has obtained her Minnesota Insurance Producer License in 2013 and carries licenses in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. 

Prior to working for the Compact, Jennifer was an administrative/human resources intern for the Minnesota International Center and also interned for the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Morris. While at Morris, Jennifer completed a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) project, and her final work, which dealt with German Romanticism, was published in the Journal for the Fantastic in Arts. 

Jennifer began working for the compact in August of 1999.