Kennesaw State names associate vice president for development
Georgia Tech’s Scott Bryant tapped to help lead KSU’s fundraising efforts
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 7, 2019) — Scott Bryant, executive director of development for the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named Kennesaw State University’s associate vice president for development, effective August 1.
In his role, Bryant will develop and manage the overall fundraising strategy for Kennesaw State, providing strategic direction in stewarding donors and cultivating and managing major gift prospects. He will oversee a team of 20 staff, encompassing areas such as annual giving, major gifts, and corporate, foundation and donor relations. Bryant will report to Lance Burchett, vice president for advancement and chief executive officer of the KSU Foundation.
“Scott brings over a decade of successful fundraising experience in the metro Atlanta area to Kennesaw State,” said Burchett. “His strong leadership and professional management abilities demonstrated at Georgia Tech will be a valued asset to the University Advancement division and the entire University.”
During his tenure at the Scheller College of Business, Bryant was instrumental in helping the college surpass its fundraising goal of $175 million, as part of Georgia Tech’s $1.5 billion fundraising campaign. He led his development team to meet annual fundraising goals, bringing in $7 million per year on average, and developed the strategic vision for the MBA Annual Fund in 2018.
“I am excited to join the Kennesaw State family and work collaboratively with University leadership, staff, faculty, students and alumni of all ages,” Bryant said. “I am dedicated to creating and contributing to a dynamic work environment to achieve incredible results, and I look forward to this opportunity to help take KSU to the next level in its rise as a nationally ranked university.”
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Bryant served as president, operating partner and chief financial officer of Bell Oak Capital, LLC. Bell Oak was a turnkey real estate financing, investment, development, facility management and construction services company, which catered to small business owners in the Atlanta market. Bryant also served as an associate in the Goldman Sachs Group, where he helped high net worth families, individuals and institutions across the Southeast to achieve their financial objectives.
He earned his MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in applied psychology from Georgia Tech. Bryant resides in Roswell with his wife, Jenny.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.