NYIT Appoints New Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

April 18, 2018

Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), today announced the appointment of Patrick Minson as vice president for development and alumni relations, effective May 14. Minson, 36, currently the chief development officer at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., will be responsible for leading NYIT’s fundraising programs and strategic development plan to help build the institution’s reputation and resources, enhance its institutional success, and foster relationships with alumni around the world.

“Patrick’s track record, experience, and enthusiasm will be critical in helping to lead and shape our response to the evolving philanthropic landscape, stakeholder interests, prospect agendas, and institutional needs, with the ultimate goal of taking NYIT to the next level of success in terms of donor and alumni engagement,” Foley said. Priorities for Minson will be the growth of NYIT alumni giving, especially for new graduates, as well as extending relationships with new donors to encourage a lifetime of giving.

President Foley is personally experienced in advancement strategy and execution. Eager to transform NYIT’s development and alumni relations program, he has made selecting a new leader a key first-year deliverable. Last week, NYIT hosted a series of events commemorating the inauguration of President Foley, primarily focused on scholarly research, technology, and community service. He joined NYIT as president on June 1, 2017.

“I am inspired by institutions like NYIT that have a mission to shape students’ lives and prepare them for rewarding careers,” said Minson. “I look forward to bolstering the fundraising efforts and relationships that will offer NYIT students the opportunity to stimulate their personal, professional, and intellectual growth.”

Minson has development experience in higher education and other non-profit organizations. At Wagner, which he joined in 2014, he has been overseeing the implementation and strategic planning of a $60 million capital campaign; he also has increased overall giving, reunion giving, and total number of donors.

Prior to that, he was the director of major gifts for The Children’s Aid Society, where in four years he doubled the amount of giving from major donors. He spent several years at New York University (NYU) as associate director of major gifts for the Stern School of Business and in the College of Dentistry, most recently as associate director of development. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and a Master of Business Administration from Wagner.

He and his family reside in Belle Harbor, N.Y.

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, NYIT welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.

NYIT embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 NYIT alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

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