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NEW BRUNSWICK – Piscataway resident Brian D. Agnew has been named senior vice president, development for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and executive director of The RWJ University Hospital Foundation.

Agnew is a seasoned development officer, who comes to RWJUH from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he led its second largest unit, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Newark. As Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations, he was responsible for strategic oversight of the development, communication and external relations efforts. Over the past six years, Agnew has been the Chief Advancement Officer providing vision and guidance for over $15 million raised toward undergraduate scholarships, fellowships, faculty research funds and a variety of other projects around the university.

“We are pleased to have a professional with Mr. Agnew’s experience leading our foundation. I am confident that under his guidance, philanthropy will be taken to a new level at our nationally distinguished academic medical center,” says Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and CEO of RWJUH and Robert Wood Johnson Health System.

Prior to his six years at Rutgers, Agnew served as director of annual giving at Utica College in New York.

Agnew has a Bachelors Degree from Utica College, a Masters in Business Administration from Syracuse University, and will be completing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the School of Communication and Information from Rutgers. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information and is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as leadership, fundraising, higher education organizational structures, and increased effectiveness through collaborative interactions.


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