ASU announces new Chief of Staff | News
Dr. Jason C. Penry has been named Chief of Staff at Arkansas State University.
According to ASU officials, Dr. Penry will assist the Chancellor and his leadership team “establish university priorities, provide strategic leadership and support for university initiatives and develop policy recommendations and actions. He will officially begin his duties on Tuesday, September 4.
Before joining ASU, Dr. Penry has served as the chief fundraising officer at Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System. Before joining TTU, Jason worked as the Executive Director of POSSE, the official fundraising arm of Oklahoma State University Athletics.
According to a news release from ASU:
Before joining TTU, Jason worked as the Executive Director of POSSE, the official fundraising arm of Oklahoma State University Athletics. He helped the POSSE membership grow by 37 percent in his first year, the largest annual increase in the organization’s 45-year history and largest among Big 12 Conference members.
He secured $13 million in annual memberships and co-chaired OSU’s 2008 football ticket sales campaign that helped set all-time records in ticket revenue ($3 million increase from the previous year) and total ticket sales.
Over the past eight years, Penry served as a consultant for Carr Sports Associates, Inc., an intercollegiate athletics firm that specializes in management consulting and executive searches for head coaches, directors of athletics and other athletic administrators.
From 2004-07, he led the 12th Man Foundation for Texas A&M as Development Officer for Major Gifts. He also spent two years as Assistant Membership Manager of the 12th Man Foundation, receiving and managing financial gifts and maintaining a membership database with over 23,000 and annual revenues over $17.3 million.
A native Texan, Penry holds his Ph.D. in higher education administration fromTexas A&M (2008). He earned a Master of Science in Sport Management in 2002 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He received his Bachelor ofArts in Secondary Education from LSU-Shreveport, where he was a member of the intercollegiate baseball team and student body president for the 2000-01 academic year.
He is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Athletic Directors of Development.