MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Mark Brown, director of athletics at Pace University, announced Tuesday that the school had named Drew Brown as its director of athletic development effective Aug. 13.
“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,” Drew Brown said.
Brown will oversee all activities related to the promotion and advancement of funding initiatives in the department of athletics and recreation, with an emphasis on individual major gift fundraising.
“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," said Jennifer Bernstein, Pace's vice president for development and alumni relations. "Drew joins us at a transformational time for both athletics and the Pleasantville campus."
Bernstein said the school's plan for the Pleasantville campus includes many changes, including major improvements to the athletics facilities.
"There is tremendous opportunity to further engage alumni, parents and friends for their support and enthusiasm around our athletics programs," Bernstein said. "Drew brings great experience in fundraising, alumni relations and sports communication, and he will be a wonderful asset to the Setter community.”
Brown comes to Pace from Mercy College, where he was the director of alumni relations. He was Mercy's associate athletics director for external affairs and previously worked in the athletics communications departments at St. Peter’s College, Fairfield University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mark Brown said, "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.”