Ashley Rae Jackson will become Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, beginning July 1.
Jackson is a highly accomplished administrator who has worked as an enrollment management practitioner for more than a decade. Most recently she has been Middle School Director of Admission for Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles. In addition to Milken's enrollment process, she has led the student ambassador and parent volunteer programs, marketing and outreach initiatives, and served on the steering committee for the Los Angeles Independent School (LAIS) Consortium.
Her prior positions include Senior Recruiting Coordinator at Bain & Company where she managed the Los Angeles Associate Consulting Program, recruiting from the top 1% of university and college graduates worldwide. Jackson previously served as Senior Assistant Director of Admission at University of Southern California (USC), responsible for recruiting in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Northern California. At USC she also trained admission counselors and assisted first generation and underrepresented students enrolling in college.
"We are tremendously excited to welcome Ashley Rae to Ursuline," said Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal. "Along with her outstanding credentials and professional experience, she is clearly mission-driven with a real zeal for education, social justice, and service to others."
A Las Vegas native, Jackson received a full academic/athletic scholarship to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. As a three-year captain, she led the Women's Track & Field team to two NCAA Conference Championships and set the school record in Women's Triple Jump. While at Nevada, she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism & communications.
Jackson started her professional career as a kindergarten teacher at a charter school in Las Vegas. Following a year of teaching and recruiting for her alma mater, Jackson relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her graduate studies. She earned a master's degree in communication management from USC.
Jackson has a servant's heart. She has devoted a significant amount of time mentoring high school and college students, advocating for breast cancer awareness, and volunteering with unserved populations.