Donna N. Jennings

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DeVry Education Group

Donna Jennings was appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources for DeVry Education Group in 2007, with responsibility for guiding the attraction, development and retention of talent.

Jennings joined DeVry Group in 2006 as Vice President of Human Resources. In her current role, she designed a series of comprehensive colleague engagement programs and led the development of the DeVry Leadership Center, a professional and leadership development resource for internal colleagues. She also transformed the HR organization through the creation of Human Resources Centers of Excellence to ensure colleagues receive exceptional service.

Before joining DeVry Group, Jennings served as Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Velsicol Chemical Corporation, a global specialty chemical manufacturing organization. There she gained extensive labor relations experience and improved the company's global development and succession planning process. Prior to her role in HR, Jennings served as the company’s media and community spokesperson and worked extensively with local communities to resolve environmental issues and address public policy concerns. Before Velsicol, Jennings held communications positions with Enron Chemical and the National Advertising Services Division of 3M.

Jennings serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement Chicago. 

She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from Columbia College and did her graduate work at DePaul University.