Katherine B. Brown has been named director of advancement services for Tusculum College. Brown began at the college on July 1.
Brown, who has spent the last eight years at Carson-Newman College, worked in a variety of positions in the advancement office, including foundations and corporations, prospect research, alumni relations, advancement services and capital campaign secretary.
In her new position at Tusculum, Brown will be responsible for gift recording and prospect research, as well as data management and reporting for the Office of Institutional Advancement. She will report to Susan D. Vance, a 1991 graduate of Tusculum College who serves as interim vice president for institutional advancement.
In addition, Brown will also be responsible for donor stewardship, management and regulatory reporting and will serve as manager of the office’s database. She will also provide support to the vice president and chief financial officer.
“We are very pleased to have been able to recruit someone of Kathy’s abilities and level of expertise to fill a position that is critical to the success of our department and college,” said Vance. “We welcome Kathy, and she is already making an impact on our operations.”
A graduate of Tusculum College, Brown earned her bachelor of science degree from Tusculum in 2007, and is enrolled in Tusculum’s master’s program. In addition, she holds an associate of science degree in business from Walters State Community College.
“Tusculum College is a good fit for me at this stage of my career,” said Brown. “I’m pleased to be working with such dedicated and hard working people. In institutional advancement, we offer impelling opportunities for people to give generously, thus transforming the lives of not only the students but also the donors.”
In addition to her education, Brown is also trained in numerous software applications including fundraising and prospect software specific to advancement services in higher education.
She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Tennessee Advancement Resources Council.
Brown currently lives in Morristown.