经过激烈的全国搜索，凯特林大学任命詹妮弗·帕特森为下一任大学发展和对外关系副校长，自 10 月 1 日起生效。
After a competitive national search, Kettering University has named Jennifer Patterson its next Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations, effective Oct. 1.
Patterson 带着超过二十年的成功筹款经验来到 Kettering。在她之前担任俄亥俄州哥伦布市首都大学发展、市场营销和对外关系副总裁期间，她领导的部门在总筹款总额创纪录的年份中领导了她的部门。在那段时间里，首都大学在不到六年的时间里将基线提高了一倍，在十年内增加了两倍多。Patterson 之前曾在纽约罗切斯特大学、华盛顿特区国家工程院和维克森林大学浸信会医学中心领导推进团队。
Patterson comes to Kettering with more than two decades of successful fundraising experience. In her previous role as Vice President for Advancement, Marketing and External Relations at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, she led her division during record-breaking years in overall fundraising totals. During that time, Capital University doubled the baseline raised in less than six years and more than tripled it in 10 years. Patterson has previously led advancement teams at the University of Rochester in New York, the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
“Jennifer 在晋升方面的良好记录使她成为我们领导团队的理想选择，”凯特林大学校长 Robert K. McMahan 博士说。“她与不同背景和不同规模的团队合作的能力非常适合帮助大学继续大胆前进。”
“Jennifer’s proven track record in advancement makes her the ideal choice for our leadership team,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan. “Her ability to work with teams of diverse backgrounds and various sizes is perfect to help the University to continue to move boldly forward.”
Patterson believes successful advancement teams need to be dedicated, collaborative, creative, entrepreneurial and tenacious. She vows she will live and demonstrate those qualities too.
“I offer my talents as a builder; leader of high-performing teams; recruiter and manager of volunteers and boards; calculated risk taker; and creative and collaborative partner to advance Kettering’s strategic plan and go big,” she said.
Patterson earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and Secondary Education from Xavier University in Ohio and a Master's degree in Management from High Point University in North Carolina.
前大学发展和对外关系副总裁苏珊戴维斯在凯特林大学工作近十年后于 12 月退休。Giuseppe “Joe” Rizza 直到最近才担任临时副总裁。
Former Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations, Susan Davies, retired in December after nearly a decade with Kettering University. Giuseppe “Joe” Rizza worked as the interim vice president until recently.