Director of Program Operations, The Ignite Institute
Dena Boeddeker is a higher education leader with 15+ years of experience in campus operations, admissions, project management, marketing and promotions. Dena earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago and happily settled on the west coast over 2 decades ago. With a passion for community engagement and building heart-centered creative partnerships, she has devoted her career to education and the arts, specifically maximizing opportunities for students and schools, as well as emerging and established professionals, to expand their platforms and amplify their success. During her 17 years with The Art Institutes, she served as Director of Admissions, Executive Committee member, primary advisor to the Campus President, gallery director, and key stakeholder for public relations and social media. Her student focused mentality also led her to start her own production company in 2005, benefiting the students she represented as well as grassroots nonprofits who serve in the Bay Area, Asia and Africa. She sees a thriving, collaborative environment in PSR and feels blessed to be a part of a team that provides inspirational and innovative educational offerings.