Jackson named new vice president
for development at Brown University

PROVIDENCE – After a nationwide search, Patricia Jackson was named the next vice president for development at Brown University, the school announced in November.

Jackson, whose position became effective Dec. 3, most recently served a three-year stint as the interim vice president for development and alumni affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, where she led fundraising and campaign activities.

Of the recent appointment, she said in a statement: “With momentum continuing to build toward the successful culmination of the BrownTogether campaign in 2022, I am excited to come to College Hill to work with outstanding academic leadership and a committed and engaged group of volunteers, alumni, parents and friends. … I look forward to working with remarkable colleagues to ensure that we achieve our campaign priorities to advance the Brown experience for today and tomorrow’s amazing students and faculty.”

To date, BrownTogether has raised more than $1.8 billion toward its $3 billion goal. As vice president for development, Jackson will lead fundraising for Brown’s schools, teaching and research efforts – including the campaign – as well as the Brown Annual Fund, planned giving and foundation relations.

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Senior Vice President for Advancement Sergio Gonzalez said Jackson’s previous professional experience made her a perfect fit for the role.

“Trish is an experienced leader who has excelled not only as a fundraiser but also as an effective manager in guiding development teams and overseeing comprehensive campaigns that have surpassed expectations,” said Gonzalez in prepared remarks. “She brings expertise to this role that will help us achieve our BrownTogether goals and lay the groundwork for sustaining the University’s long-term fundraising success.”

Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.