April 4, 2013
Contact: Karen Eldridge, Director of Communications
Matthew Jagnow has been named director of alumni affairs and outreach at Maryville College.
Jagnow, who most recently was the development manager for the University of Arkansas’ College of Engineering, joined Maryville College’s advancement staff on March 18. His office is located in Willard House.
As the director of alumni affairs and outreach, Jagnow’s responsibilities include planning and implementing alumni programs, including Homecoming and on-campus volunteer opportunities, as well as off-campus social and professional networking gatherings. He also supports development initiatives such as the Maryville Fund campaign, Senior Gift program and the Calvin Duncan Society to increase giving and participation by alumni.
As the liaison between the College and the College’s national alumni association, Jagnow works closely with the alumni board president and organizes meeting dates and materials.
“We are so thrilled to have Matt join our team,” said Holly Jackson-Sullivan, Maryville College’s vice president for advancement and community relations. “He brings with him a passion for and strong understanding of higher education and how to build meaningful relationships with alumni and donors. He also has a wealth of relevant experience in event planning.
“I am confident that, under Matt’s guidance and leadership, our alumni programming will move to the next level,” she added.
A native of Shelton, Wash., Jagnow holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Northern Arizona University and expects to complete a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas this spring.
As a staff member at the University of Arkansas, Jagnow began his work in fundraising as a fiscal support specialist and was promoted to the position of prospect management manager before being named development manager in UA’s College of Engineering.
In that role, he facilitated a stewardship program, coordinated alumni communications and planned alumni banquets, open houses and employer events that were marketed to students, faculty and external constituencies.
Jagnow also has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including work with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Regions Bank.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.