Wagner Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SC

Southwestern College President Brad Andrews has named Pat Wagner as vice president for institutional advancement.

Pat WagnerAfter completing a national search, with a large and strong pool of candidates, Pat stood out as an engaging, experienced, and talented fundraising leader,” said Andrews.
Wagner will lead a team in the office of institutional advancement responsible for alumni relations, annual fund, major gifts, and other development functions.

“His track record of success includes growing annual giving and leading capital campaigns. This, along with his experience serving at the vice-presidential level, perfectly suits him for the opportunities at Southwestern,” said Andrews.

Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He has worked in the field of advancement and fundraising for nearly 20 years, following a successful career in corporate management. Wagner served at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., and Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., prior to his current position as vice president for development and alumni relations at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill.

“I am taken by Southwestern’s many meaningful traditions; the college has a rich history, and, as evidenced by impressive growth in recent years, strong momentum,” said Wagner. “When my wife and I visited Southwestern and Winfield we felt very welcome. We are looking forward to being a part of such a warm and vibrant community.” 

Wagner will begin work in the office for institutional advancement on January 14.

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