Conlin named vice president for University advancement, president of BGSU Foundation


Bowling Green State University has chosen a Texas fundraising professional to lead its advancement and alumni efforts. Pam Conlin, assistant vice president for principal and major gifts at Southern Methodist University, will join BGSU on Oct. 8 as the new vice president for University Advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation.

"Now more than ever, universities need strong philanthropic support to achieve their vision," said BGSU President Rodney Rogers. "As a public university focused on creating public good, we must increase our support for scholarships, professorships, facilities and programs. We are confident that, with her expertise, Ms. Conlin will be a strong leader for these efforts. Her immediate priority will be strengthening our engagement and outreach to successfully complete our Changing Lives for the World campaign."

Conlin has worked in advancement and alumni relations at SMU since 1999, in positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she worked to develop and implement an aggressive plan for growth in principal gifts. Prior to that, as assistant vice president for university development, she played a key role in SMU’s capital campaign that concluded in 2015, well exceeding its $1 billion goal.

“I am proud to join a university that is so committed both to its students and to creating public good, as the name of its capital campaign — Changing Lives for the World — expresses,” Conlin said. “BGSU has always had a strong reputation, and I’m excited to help it achieve its mission.”

The move to Bowling Green marks a return to Ohio for Conlin, who received her undergraduate degree from Miami University.

Updated: 09/06/2018 09:51AM