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Stellar Fundraiser Joins New York's Top Science and Technology University as Vice President of Development


Dawn Duncan, a prominent development executive, has been named vice president of development and university relations for Polytechnic University. She most recently served at New York University as assistant dean for development and alumni relations at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Prior to that role, Duncan was director of development and alumni affairs for the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.

“At a time when resources are essential to Polytechnic’s strategic growth and educational transformation, we are delighted that Dawn Duncan is bringing her extensive experience in fundraising to the University,” said President Jerry M. Hultin. “She will bring tremendous energy and expertise to our development and alumni relations initiatives.”

Duncan holds a bachelor’s from East Stroudsburg University, a master’s in education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has completed coursework for her PhD in higher education administration at both Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and the University of Florida.

"As we continue to celebrate the distinguished history of Polytechnic University, we must also create new partnerships to support the initiatives, inventions and entrepreneurial ventures of our students and faculty,” notes Duncan. “It is an exciting time to be associated with Polytechnic and I am honored to have the opportunity to share our story— past, present and future— with potential investors."

About Polytechnic University

Polytechnic University, one of the nation’s oldest private engineering universities, was founded in 1854 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, it is the New York metropolitan area’s preeminent resource in science, engineering, management and technology education and research. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, Polytechnic offers programs at sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester. Additionally, the University offers several programs in Israel.