Jennifer Purcell Deacon

Jennifer Purcell Deacon is assistant dean of development for the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She administers the activities of the school's external constituents. She and her development team serve as the primary liaisons between the Bren School and the corporations, foundations, and individuals who wish to support the school's vision and mission through charitable investments. Jennifer has eighteen years of major-gift development experience in secondary- and higher-education environments.

Since 1997 Jennifer has designed and implemented several development programs at UC Santa Barbara, serving as assistant provost for development for the College of Creative Studies, director of development for the University Libraries, and assistant dean of development for the Department of Social Sciences. Prior to joining the UCSB community, Jennifer served as an educational consultant/restructuring coordinator to the Santa Barbara High School Districts in Santa Barbara, California, and later as director of marketing and development for a community of the FACT Foundation.

Jennifer has served as Vice-President of the Board of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Tri-Counties Vassar Club. She is the immediate past-president of the Board of Directors of the State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara. An alumna of Vassar College (1987, Political Science) she holds a New York State teaching credential in the social sciences.


Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Bren Hall 2430
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-5131


Office: (805) 893-5743

Cell: (805) 451-8226