Fred Brown - Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University
Brown joined Syracuse from Gettysburg, where he served as a senior major gifts officer. He has more than 20 years of higher education experience involving alumni relations, annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving. Prior to his career in higher education, Fred spent eight years as a professional civil engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College.
While at Gettysburg, Brown successfully delivered a number of major gifts supporting initiatives that included creating an internship program and construction of a new admissions welcome center. He identified and recruited eight members of Gettysburg’s board of trustees. He was also instrumental in developing the vision, strategy, and fundraising initiatives for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg, a center for leadership and public policy.
As a member of the Engineering & Computer Science leadership team, Brown is responsible for the development and execution of the College’s fundraising strategic plan, and he directs fundraising and engagement efforts. He oversees the advancement, external relations, and communications and marketing staff.