Impressed with the School’s modern vision, Jane R. Thiele (BS 1972 Retailing) joined the school’s executive campaign committee for the All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign in 2014. “I like the idea of human ecology because I find the school’s diverse departments to be incredibly interesting and relevant in today’s society.”
Jane completed an internship in men’s apparel and worked as a buyer for JCPenney. She and husband Patrick (BBA 1972 Finance; MS 1975) have called many places home, including
Bermuda and London. While raising three children, Jane was involved with a multi-million dollar campaign as a Board of Trustees member of their children’s high school.
In establishing the Jane Rafferty Thiele Professorship in Human Ecology and joining the 100 Women honorees, Jane says, “My gift is a way to encourage young students to work hard, be confident and achieve professional as well as personal success.”