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Joe Brosnan to Leave TC


Joseph Brosnan

Joseph Brosnan

Joseph Brosnan, Vice President for Development and External Affairs, will leave Teachers College this summer to become the twelfth President of Delaware Valley College, a nationally ranked comprehensive college of 2,100 students in Doylestown, Pennsylvania that was founded in 1898.

Brosnan came to Teachers College in 1995 and built TC's development function from the ground up, establishing what is now the Department of Development and External Affairs. In 2000, he led what was then the largest-ever capital campaign for a school of education, which contributed to tripling the school's endowment, which now stands at over $200 million, and has since sustained fundraising at a level of $22 million per year. For three of the past four years, the College has received four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent evaluator of charities, for its sound fiscal management of development dollars.

Brosnan played key leadership roles in the development of the College's Financial Priorities Plan, Technology Plan, Intellectual Property Policy and its planning for the Gottesman Libraries.

"Joe has been an important part of TC's growth and success over the past decade," TC President Susan Fuhrman said in announcing Brosnan's departure.

In his own note to the TC community, Brosnan said his decision to leave the College was "among the most difficult I have ever made.

"The past 12 years have given me everything I could have hoped for professionally and personally, including not only the chance to shape TC's development and external affairs functions and lead an exhilarating and successful capital campaign-'"all in the most dynamic city in the world - but also the opportunity to build scores of relationships that I believe will last the rest of my life," he wrote. "Teachers College is an extraordinary community, one that is truly united and defined by the idealism and passion that everyone in it brings to the work of education and improving lives."

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