Jennifer Berquist joined the Kansas Athletics staff in February 2002 as assistant director of the Williams Educational Fund after serving as the compliance auditor assigned to Kansas Athletics for four years. She was later named associate director of the Williams Fund and then associate athletics director/Williams Fund in May 2010.
Berquist is a member of leadership team and her daily responsibilities include directing the activities of the Williams Fund by soliciting new donors, servicing current members, coordinating events for donors and representing the athletics department at various alumni and athletics functions.
A native of Marion, Kan., Berquist earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from KU in 1994 and a master's in education with a sports administration emphasis in 1996.
As a student, she worked four years in the KU sports information office, one year as the Big Eight Conference service bureau intern and then full-time at Kansas Athletics as publications coordinator in 1995-96. Berquist had a brief stint as assistant sports information director at Kansas State in 1996-98 before returning to her alma mater.
A 2001 Leadership Lawrence graduate, Berquist is a member of NACWAA (National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) and NAADD (National Association of Athletic Development Directors).
Berquist and her husband, Craig, have two children, Landon and Claire, and they reside in Lawrence.