Vice President - University Relations

“University is where formative relationships begin. University Relations is about building those relationships and creating a strong community that is innovative and includes everyone — our students, alumni, faculty, employees and neighbours.”
– Jennifer Ingham

Jennifer Ingham joined Capilano University in June 2019 as vice president, university relations.

In her role, Ingham guides university positioning and provides strategic direction to raise the University’s profile, secure support for its priorities and strengthen university relationships.

As a senior executive with over 25 years of not-for-profit experience in education, health care, social services and museums, Ingham’s specializations include relationship management, strategic planning, revenue development, marketing and operational management. Her expertise in board governance, stakeholder relations, team leadership and strategic planning has always been purpose-driven—she works to make a positive impact on diverse and changing communities.

Ingham’s previous roles include vice president at KCI (British Columbia); vice president, development for Science World (BC); vice president, development for Easter Seals (BC) and vice president, development for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. She has also held various roles at BCIT. As a consultant and in previous positions, Ingham’s advisory, fundraising and capital campaign skills have supported the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation; the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon; the Canadian Museum of Human Rights; and St. Augustine’s School Faith and Foundation capital campaign.

As a volunteer and mentor, her community service includes associations with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Women’s Leadership Council; the Women’s Executive Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As well, Ingham is a member (and founding co-chair) of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greater Vancouver RoundTable and Past CAGP 10th National Conference Chair. She also volunteers her time as a Board Member of Awkward Stage Productions. 

Both of Ingham’s degrees are from Carleton University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business followed by a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology. As well, she has a Non-Profit Leaders Executive Certificate from Stanford University.