Jackie Lorrainne is the associate university librarian for Planning, Operations, and Administrative Services. She is primarily responsible for strategies advancing the Libraries’ capability and performance in the areas of financial and administrative operations. Jackie provides vision and leadership to several departments including business services, library space and building operations, assessment and analytics, communications and special events, and human resources for the University Libraries. She also serves as the liaison for several committees, including the Library Management Council and the Organizational Learning Committee. Jackie sits on the University Librarians Council where she works with other senior leaders to ensure excellence in all Libraries’ operations and services.
Outside of the Libraries, Jackie has been involved in numerous leadership and development roles. She served as the inaugural chair of the Danforth Staff Council Human Resources Committee where she led the development of the DSC Orientation Workshop and several collaborations and initiatives with central HR staff. Jackie also served as the inaugural president of the WUSTL Speaks Toastmasters Club for the Danforth Campus. She is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Forum for Faculty and Staff (DIFFS), the Danforth Management Team, and the University Management Team. Jackie is currently an art and sciences progress counselor and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity at Washington University in St. Louis.
Jackie was named Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association and received the Achievement Against the Odds award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is a member of The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, The National Black MBA Association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Missouri Association for Blacks in Higher Education.
Jackie has a doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Maryville University. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program and her bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University.