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      Jennifer Patterson

      Capital University has named Jennifer Patterson vice president for Advancement and chief development officer. She has served as Capital’s interim vice president since March 2015.
       
      Patterson brings more than two decades of successful fundraising experience to Capital. Prior to her initial appointment at Capital, resulting from a competitive national search, she led advancement teams at The University of Rochester in upstate New York, The National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In these positions, she focused on major gifts work, generating robust corporate and foundation support, and thoughtful alumni relations programming. As vice president, Patterson will oversee all aspects of Capital’s institutional advancement efforts and lead the University in fostering an inclusive culture of philanthropy.

      “Jennifer is a proven, dynamic leader who has an excellent track record in fundraising, engaging alumni, leading campaigns, and working with internal and external constituents to develop and promote University priorities,” said Capital President Beth Paul. “Spearheading $5 million of giving in support of naming opportunities and program funding for the Convergent Media Center, Jennifer continues to demonstrate the skills and drive for capitalizing on the enormous fundraising potential of our University.” 


       “Jennifer is a proven, dynamic leader who has an excellent track record in fundraising, engaging alumni, leading campaigns, and working with internal and external constituents to develop and promote University priorities.”

      – President Beth Paul  


      Patterson came to Capital in 2012 as associate vice president for Advancement, after serving five years as assistant vice president for Advancement for Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester. Prior to that, she was executive director of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at University of Rochester.

      “I am proud to continue my career as vice president at Capital. There’s a warmth about the University – in the faculty, staff, students and alumni – that makes it a special place,” Patterson said. “Having the privilege to work with Capital’s alumni and donors is important and rewarding work.”