Brown to lead athletic development team
South Dakota State University Athletics has filled a key position on its fundraising team with the hiring of Scott Brown as senior associate athletic director for development.
Brown brings a decade of experience working in intercollegiate athletics. He held a variety of positions at the University of Iowa, starting as an intern in the ticket office before moving on to director of premium seating and stadium club operations, and eventually working his way into the role of associate director of development.
During his time in Iowa City, Brown managed the Hawkeyes’ annual fund and served as the liaison between the University of Iowa Foundation and athletic ticket office. He also held leadership roles on a variety of major gift projects, including the $35 million Iowa Football Legacy Campaign and $20 million Carver Hawkeye Arena Campaign.
Brown has spent the past year as director of development for UCLA Athletics. During his time with the Bruins, Brown has overseen sport-specific annual solicitations and major gift fundraising efforts for a variety of programs, including men’s and women’s soccer, women’s water polo and strength and conditioning. He also has managed the program’s scholarship endowment program.
Originally from Storm Lake, Iowa, Brown earned bachelor’s degrees in sports administration and political science from Simpson College (Iowa). He later added a master’s degree in sport management from Western Illinois.
Brown will begin his duties at SDSU on March 3.