Brian Campbell, assistant dean for development and college relations and executive director of the NC State Engineering Foundation, will leave the College of Engineering for a similar position at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Campbell’s last day at NC State will be Nov. 14, 2018. He has accepted a position as the executive director for development in the College of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Va.
Ben Hughes, a former executive director of the organization and current senior development advisor, and Lora Bremer, executive director of major gifts and campaign planning for the Foundation, will serve as co-interim directors. The College plans a national search for Campbell’s permanent successor.
“Brian arrived at NC State in October 2011 and in these seven plus years has provided great vision and leadership for our development efforts,” said Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College. “His accomplishments include significant enhancement of alumni engagement both regionally and nationally, major increases in alumni participation at NC State Homecoming activities, and enhancement and growth of department alumni recognition events and many related efforts.”
During his time at NC State, the College has seen its endowment and the number of endowed professorships both double. He has led the College’s fundraising efforts for Fitts-Woolard Hall, the newest engineering building on NC State’s Centennial Campus and the first public-private building project in the University’s history.
A US Air Force veteran, Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Averett University and a master of education degree in higher education policy from the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining NC State, he had worked in development positions with the University of Nevada Health Sciences System Foundation, the College of Business at Iowa State University, the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation and the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa.