St. Paul, Minn.D. Andrew Brown, Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation, has been named Macalester College’s Vice President for Advancement beginning January 1, 2015. President Brian Rosenberg made the announcement today.

“Andrew brings experience, energy, and keen intelligence to his work at Macalester,” said Rosenberg.  “I’m delighted that he’ll be joining us.”  

Brown has been at the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) in Minneapolis, Minn., since October 2009, where he has overseen campaign planning, served as strategic adviser on development projects for the University and its colleges and campuses, and managed the University’s Regional Development program, which employs a team of fundraisers who work with donors across the U.S. and Canada.

At Macalester, Brown will oversee all aspects of Advancement, including Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, Communications and Public Relations, and Development. As a member of the president’s senior staff, he will work closely with Rosenberg and the Board of Trustees. He succeeds Tommy Bonner, who held the position for nine years.

“Macalester has an inspiring mission and an excellent reputation,” said Brown. “I am honored and excited to be joining Macalester’s leadership team.”

Before his current position at The University of Minnesota Foundation, Brown served as Director of Advancement at The Hill School, a boarding school near Philadelphia, Penn., and as Regional Director of Development at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Prior to his career in advancement, he worked in finance and management consulting. Brown received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,045 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at

November 5 2014

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