Scott Bryant.

New KSU hire to help school meet fundraising goals

Kennesaw State University has  hired Scott Bryant to develop, manage and oversee its fundraising efforts. 

Bryant, who is executive director of development for the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will begin work Aug. 1 as associate vice president of development at KSU

KSU said Bryant will be tasked with developing the university’s fundraising strategy, “providing strategic direction in stewarding donors and cultivating and managing major gift prospects,” according to the school’s news release. 

Bryant will manage a team of 20 employees who work in the areas of major gifts, annual giving and donor relations, and will report directly to Lance Burchett, vice president for advancement and CEO of the KSU Foundation

“Scott brings over a decade of successful fundraising experience in the metro Atlanta area to Kennesaw State,” Burchett said. 

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While at Georgia Tech, Bryant helped the school exceed its goal to raise $175 million and brought in an average $7 million a year in donations to the Atlanta institution. Bryant said he’s excited to join KSU and work with its leadership, faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

“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,” he said. 

Bryant, of Roswell, has an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Georgia Tech. 

Before joining Tech, he served as president, operating partner and chief financial officer of Bell Oak Capital, LLC, a real estate investment firm, and an associate in the Goldman Sachs Group. 

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