Jacqueline (Jackie) L. Kleppe is the director of the Outreach and Engagement division of Marketing and Communications for University of Iowa (UI) Health Care. In that role, she develops and oversees strategy for all medicine alumni and student engagement, event management, and community relations activities including community benefit reporting, community sponsorships, partnerships and community education programs that include K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education. Kleppe has been with the University of Iowa nearly 20 years, spending her first eight years in the UI Undergraduate Office of Admissions before making her way across the river to UI Health Care.
Kleppe has been active in several UI committees including UI Theme Semester advisory board, RAGBRAI committee, Iowa State Fair Committee, is former chair of the UI Family Issues Charter Committee and is currently involved in both the Awards and Health Care sub-committees of the UI Staff Council.
Kleppe loves spending time watching her sons Tate and Chase in sports and music activities and enjoys family time on the boat at the Res.