Schieffer College Names New Board of Visitors Chair

A headshot of Elizabeth Jenswold, Schieffer College alumna and recently announced chair of the Board of Visitors.

Elizabeth Jenswold ’89 has been named chair of the Schieffer College Board of Visitors.

TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication has named Elizabeth Jenswold ’89 chair of its Board of Visitors. Jenswold has served as a member of the Board since 2018. She succeeds Valerie K. Blackburn ’79, who served as Board chair from 2016 to 2020.

“Elizabeth Jenswold’s significant professional accomplishments and international expertise will benefit us tremendously in our conversations about how best to educate our students for communication careers in the 21st century,” said Dr. Kristie Bunton, dean of the Schieffer College. “We are grateful for all the ways our volunteer leaders represent and support our college, as did Valerie Blackburn, and we’re simply delighted Elizabeth has stepped into this leadership role.”

The Schieffer College Board of Visitors contributes to the sound growth and development of the college and brings visibility and contacts to the campus. Members provide advice about new programs and initiatives, assist students with employment opportunities and mentoring, and contribute to the financial priorities of the college.

Jenswold serves as the global head of human resources for the Chief Administrative Office of JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Banking unit. In this role, she leads employee strategies for more than 6,000 employees located around the world, with hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, New York, London, Singapore, India and the Philippines. Before joining JPMorgan Chase in June 2012, Jenswold lived in China, where she developed an HR consulting practice serving multinational companies conducting business in Asia.

At TCU, Jenswold majored in communication studies. She subsequently graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Leadership Program and studied at the Mandarin Language School in Shanghai, China.

Jenswold lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Jonathan. Her daughter, Katherine, works in San Diego, where she recently graduated from the University of California in San Diego.

“I could not be more honored to assume this position and build on the strong foundation laid by Valerie Blackburn and so many others,” said Jenswold. “TCU shaped so much of who I am today, and I am thrilled to contribute in this new way and help drive the Schieffer College’s continued success.”