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New Assistant Dean for College Advancement Named

2018-19 University Faculty Scholars Named

Jennifer Piercy has been selected as the new assistant dean for college advancement and president of the NC State Natural Resources Foundation. She has a long and successful history within the College of Natural Resources.

Prior to stepping in as interim assistant dean for college advancement in March 2022, Piercy served as executive director of the Pulp and Paper Advisory Board and director of undergraduate student recruiting, retention and development in the Department of Forest Biomaterials.

Piercy brings 10 years of board management, fundraising, alumni relations, communications, leadership and management experience to this position. She was instrumental in closing several major gifts to the college during the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign, helping the Advancement team exceed its $35 million fundraising goal.

During her time in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, Piercy doubled the size of the Pulp and Paper Advisory Board and its committees, developed key industry partnerships resulting in an 85% increase in corporate giving, doubled annual giving and alumni participation, and managed the scholarship program for paper science and engineering students.

After graduating from NC State with degrees in pulp and paper technology and chemical engineering, Piercy joined Procter & Gamble as a process engineer, machine manager and operations manager. She also worked for the University of Virginia‚Äôs Darden School of Business in the MBA Career Services Center.