John A. Jensen III
Assistant Dean of the Williams School
John Jensen was appointed assistant dean in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in 2011. A 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee, Jensen works 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. Jensen worked at 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. He served as vice president of the New York City alumni chapter, chaired the New York City Fancy Dress committee, and volunteered for the Alumni Admissions Program in London and New York. He was a class agent for five years and co-chaired his 10th reunion committee. Presently, he is active in the Rockbridge alumni chapter, is President of the board of Friends of Rockbridge Choral Society, and is on the Session at Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Jensen and his wife, Lauren Stearns Jensen, a 2002 W&L graduate, have two children.