Denver Preschool Program Names New CEO: Jennifer Landrum
Jennifer Landrum, the Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Preschool Program.
“Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and dedication to early childhood education that ensures the continued success of the Denver Preschool Program,” said Theresa Peña, chair of the Board of Directors that governs DPP. “While funding for preschool across the nation is on the decline, Denver can be proud that nearly 70 percent of our 4-year-olds enroll annually in the Denver Preschool Program. I know Jennifer will only make DPP stronger.”
“It is an honor to lead the DPP team – our board, staff and educators – that have made the Denver Preschool Program a model for expanding access to high-quality preschool,” said Landrum. “I look forward to the challenge of moving the organization forward on behalf of Denver’s children and families.”
“I welcome Jennifer’s appointment as the new CEO of the Denver Preschool Program,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Denver’s investment in early childhood education prepares our children from the beginning to compete and succeed in the global economy. I’m confident Jennifer will continue the strong partnership the city has with DPP.”
Jennifer has worked for 15 years at both local and statewide non-profit organizations within the early childhood field. Prior to her most recent stint with the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Jennifer was Vice President of Advancement for Qualistar Colorado, where she oversaw development, marketing and communications, child care referral, and public policy. Jennifer has served on many boards and commissions including the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission’s Governance Task Force, the Smart Start Colorado State System’s Team where she co-chaired the Policy Task Force, Colorado’s Early Childhood Summit and the Pueblo Workforce Development Board. She currently serves on the Board of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in technical journalism and public relations.
Jennifer will start with the Denver Preschool Program on June 3rd.