Assistant Dean of Students: Academic Services and Advising

About Jen Lombardo

Jen Lombardo is the Assistant Dean of Students: Academic Services & Advising at Harris Public Policy. She brings a range of experience in higher education to her work in Student Affairs. At Harris, Jen serves as an academic advisor,  oversees advising for the school, and manages a portfolio of projects related to supplemental academic support for students.

Prior to joining Harris, Jen was the Director of Alumni and External Affairs at a campus of the Noble Street Charter Schools. She coached hundreds of Noble alumni through their pursuit of higher education and built relationships with college admissions and student affairs staff to facilitate student success. She also worked with a network-wide task force to develop a scope-and-sequence curriculum for Noble educators that assessed and developed noncognitive skills associated with college persistence. Before Noble, Jen worked in academic administration in multiple departments at Northwestern University and interned at Northwestern’s Career Advancement office.

Jen holds a BA with honors in political science and visual communication from American University and an MS in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern University. When not at Harris, you can find Jen working as a college counselor with Chicago Scholars, a nonprofit organization that supports academically ambitious first-generation college students from under-resourced communities in Chicago.