Jennifer Dahlquist serves as senior vice president for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. She primarily manages and oversees MHEC’s programs and subsequent development, which includes the Midwest Student Exchange Program, the Master Property Program, MHECare Student Insurance Solutions, the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, and the development of a large-scale renewable electricity program. Jennifer also provides oversight for MHEC’s largest convening effort, the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC). As a Vice President, Jennifer led the previous organizational strategic planning process and plays a key role in advocating MHEC’s value proposition to the higher education community at large.
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 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 is licensed in life, accident and health, property, and casualty lines of insurance. She received her Organization Development certificate from the University of Minnesota in June 2018.
Prior to working for the compact, Jennifer was an intern for the Minnesota International Center as well as 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 on German Romanticism was published in the Journal for the Fantastic in Arts.
Jennifer began working for the compact in August of 1999.