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Jana White Hanson '02

Jana White Hanson '02



Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends


816.261.8924 (cell)
660.562.1990 (fax)

Senior Major Gift Officer


  • B.S. Communications, Northwest Missouri State University, 2002


Jana Hanson joined the Office of University Advancement in February 2019 as a senior major gift officer. As a Northwest student, she studied communication and was a student employee in Northwest’s advancement office where she discovered her passion for fundraising and engaging with other Bearcat supporters. Jana is a native of northwest Missouri and has served as a volunteer on various chapters and committees for the University since becoming a member of the Northwest Alumni Association upon her graduation from Northwest in 2002. After working in advertising and cellular sales for a few years, Jana became a Realtor in 2005, specializing in residential and lake properties. She met her husband, Randy, while attending Northwest, and they have two children, Grant and Brooklyn. Randy, a graduate of Nodaway Holt High School, attended Northwest and now works at Northwest as a beef technician at the R.T. Wright Farm. Jana enjoys being with her family at sporting events, traveling, camping and other outdoor activities.