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Patricia F. Goldsmith Named Vice President of Advancement

Alumni News and Notes

Posted May 5, 2011
Tags Kirkland College

Patricia F. Goldsmith was named vice president of advancement for Scripps College. Goldsmith most recently served as the College's vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communication. 

"Vice president Goldsmith has shown unmatched devotion to Scripps College, and she has demonstrated over the years her ability to obtain incredible results in admission and marketing efforts," said Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga. "Having just admitted the strongest class in the College's 84-year history, vice president Goldsmith's commitment and drive are now needed to grow the financial strength of our institution."

In her new role, Goldsmith will lead fundraising and constituent engagement efforts for the College. She will also plan and execute the next major fundraising campaign. Goldsmith will retain marketing and communications responsibilities including public relations as part of her new expanded role. Admission and financial aid responsibilities will report to a chief admission and financial aid officer yet to be hired.

Patricia F. Goldsmith came to Scripps College in 1995 as dean of  admission and financial aid. In 1997-98, she was named acting dean of students, a position she held in addition to dean of admission and financial aid. Upon the arrival of a permanent dean of students, she was appointed dean of the first year and dean of admission and financial aid. In February 1999, she was appointed vice president and dean of admission and financial aid, and in 2009 she was made vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communication.

Prior to joining the College, Goldsmith served as director of student recruitment and high school services at the University of Utah from 1989-1994 and director of college counseling at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School, also in Salt Lake City, from 1987-1989. Before moving to Utah, she served as an admission officer at Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges from 1980-87.

Goldsmith received her B.A. from Kirkland College, formerly a women's college now merged with Hamilton College, and a masters of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School.

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