Westchester.com: Pace University Names Director Of Athletic Development

Pace University Director of Athletics Mark Brown has named Drew Brown as the Director of Athletic Development effective August 13.

Pace University Director of Athletics Mark Brown has named Drew Brown as the Director of Athletic Development effective August 13.

He will oversee all activities related to the promotion and advancement of funding initiatives within the Department of Athletics and Recreation, with an emphasis on individual major gift fundraising.

Brown comes to Pace from Mercy College where he was the Director of Alumni Relations. While at Mercy, he was responsible for developing relationships with and securing support from alumni and friends of the College as well as raising funds through major events. Prior to the position, Brown had also served as Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at Mercy and was previously in the Athletics Communications Departments at St. Peter’s College, Fairfield University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. “I’m looking forward to joining the team and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to help build an even stronger future for the student-athletes at Pace,” Brown stated.

Pace University Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jennifer Bernstein welcomed Brown, “This is a very exciting time for Pace Athletics and I am so pleased that Drew will be leading the fundraising efforts for this important division of the University. Drew joins us at a transformational time for both athletics and the Pleasantville campus. Our Master Plan for the Pleasantville campus has articulated many exciting changes, including major improvements to our athletics facilities. There is tremendous opportunity to further engage alumni, parents and friends for their support and enthusiasm around our athletics programs. Drew brings great experience in fundraising, alumni relations and sports communications—he will be a wonderful asset to the Setter community!”

Director of Athletics Mark Brown added, “We are pleased to have Drew coming to Pace during this critical time. As we consolidate and transform the Pleasantville campus through the Master Plan, we are excited about the future of Pace Athletics and the university as a whole. Drew will continue to build on our alumni outreach over the past year and engage our alumni to return to campus to experience the new chapter in Pace’s history.”

Brown received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Peter’s College and completed his Master’s Degree in Education at Mercy in 2011.

Brown resides in Mohegan Lake, New York.

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