Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Executive Director of the Purchase College Foundation and Related Entities
Catherine Brod arrived at Purchase in January 2016.
Prior to her appointment at Purchase, Brod served as the vice president of development and executive director of the Foundation at the College of DuPage for four years. Before DuPage, she spent 15 years at Harper College, working as their executive director and vice president for community relations.
She also served as the vice president of development and marketing for a national cancer research foundation and, at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center, as executive director of the Illinois Eye Foundation.
Brod was a CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) international trustee and chaired the Committee on the Profession. She is a former CASE V board member and CASE–institutionally related Foundation National Committee member, and has been on the advisory group for CASE and Association of Governing Boards for the production of several white papers. She is often a guest speaker, facilitator, and panelist at both CASE and AGB conferences and forums on a wide variety of topics.
Brod has BA and MA degrees in communications and is completing her doctoral degree in education at National Louis University.
She has professional certifications in fundraising management from DePaul University and nonprofit management and nonprofit marketing certifications from the Business Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.