Jenny Chavira

Jenny Chavira became the AYA’s Deputy Executive Director in 2011 and was Acting Executive Director for the 2015-16 academic year. After four years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, she joined the Yale College Classes group at AYA in 1994. In nine years as the group’s director, she oversaw all class-based programs, including Yale College Reunions. Following that, she helped to launch a new Major Cities initiative inspired by the AYA’s first strategic plan in 2007 and Yale’s first alumnae association (now known as YaleWomen) in 2010. In her deputy role, she is responsible for general administration and human resources, IT resource coordination, staff professional development, and support for the AYA Board of Governors. She is the department’s liaison for both the Development Office and alumni relations colleagues in the graduate & professional schools. Jenny lives in Hamden with her husband, Ricardo, and son, Alex.