Jennifer Hayward to serve as executive assistant to the dean in the Walker College

Jennifer Hayward has been named executive assistant to the dean in the Walker College of Business, effective July 24, 2023.

Hayward brings 20 years of experience in development and alumni relations from roles at Appalachian State and Emory Universities, most recently as development specialist in the Walker College.

The executive assistant role includes responsibilities around promotion and tenure, reappointments, donor stewardship, the Business Advisory Council, the dean's schedule, and executive committee business. The executive assistant works closely with the business officer on budgets, position management and meetings with the college's staff with regard to training and professional development opportunities.

Hayward holds a BA from the University of Florida in Gainesville Florida and earned the Walker College's Sywassink Outstanding Staff Award in 2022.

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Hayward can be reached by email,, or by phone, (828) 262-2058.

About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,600 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at

Published: Aug 1, 2023 1:11pm