Director of Institutional Development Appointed

Director of Institutional Development Appointed

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]David BrownAthens State University announces the appointment of W. David Brown as Director of Institutional Development.  Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College and received an Executive Scholar Certificate in Non Profit Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Brown will be relocating to Athens from Sacramento, California where he has been the Executive Director of the Work-Study program at Cristo Rey High School for the past eight years. The Work-Study program is a workforce development opportunity, financially sponsored by the business community in Sacramento. It was developed for high school students with limited financial means to acquire real world work experience while receiving a college preparatory education.

According to Dr. Keith Ferguson, Athens State’s Vice President for University Advancement, “David brings a significant skill set to Athens State both in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management. In his position with Cristo Rey, he has been responsible for raising sixty percent of the school’s overall operating budget. We are pleased that he has agreed to join our efforts at Athens State University.”

Previously, Brown was in hard cover book and magazine publishing as a Chief Operating Officer.  He will begin his duties at Athens State on November 1.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]