Dubuque joins College of Engineering as senior director of development

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — After a national search, Jennifer Dubuque has been named senior director of development for Penn State College of Engineering.

Dubuque is charged with guiding and overseeing all development and alumni relations activities for the largest academic college at University Park. She will collaborate with Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, and also faculty and volunteers, to define fundraising objectives and priorities for the college.

“With a wealth of experience working in development at various higher education institutions, Jennifer brings a track record of success in fundraising, as well as an understanding and appreciation of diverse audiences and communities,” said Schwartz. “I am excited to see the impact her expertise will make on our students, faculty and the College of Engineering as a whole.”

With more than 25 years of advancement experience in both private and public institutions, Dubuque most recently served as the vice president for institutional advancement at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for planning and implementing the College’s fundraising strategy, including annual and campaign support, government and foundation funding, and engagement of alumni and the community.

In addition, she previously held roles as the assistant vice president for university advancement at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and the associate director of individual gifts and gift planning at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Dubuque received a bachelor of arts degree in communication arts, cum laude, and a minor in psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as an honors certificate from Crehan Commercial College in Dublin, Ireland. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Allegheny Mountains Chapter, as well as a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the American Association of University Women, and the Association of Institutional Advancement & Development Professionals.

“I was attracted to Penn State and the College of Engineering because of its reputation, new leadership and the opportunity to work within a complex development operation,” said Dubuque. “I am honored and delighted to work with a committed, dedicated development team on a campaign with priorities that focus on students and providing opportunities for them to be successful.”

For information on giving opportunities to support the College of Engineering, visit engr.psu.edu/giving/default.aspx.  

Last Updated February 21, 2018