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Monmouth University Names New Vice President for University Advancement

West Long Branch, NJ (August 6, 2013) Monmouth University is pleased to announce that Jason Kroll has been named vice president for University Advancement, effective August 19.  Kroll brings more than 18 years of experience as an executive in higher education and non-profit fundraising, management, administration, business development, and external affairs to his position at Monmouth University.

“The experience Jason brings to the position from both the corporate and particularly the non-profit world is impressive and relevant to everything we want to accomplish at Monmouth. I look forward to working closely with him as we build on all the exciting things happening at the University currently,” stated President Paul R. Brown.  

“I also want to express my appreciation to Vice President Mary Anne Nagy who has served as the University’s interim vice president for university advancement for the past year,” Brown said.

Kroll has held senior administrative positions within foundations and higher education institutions including Rutgers University, the Rutgers University Foundation, Drew University, and The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.  At the Rutgers University Foundation, he developed and led a $100 million capital campaign for athletics as part of the university’s $1 billion comprehensive capital campaign. In addition, he played a key role in the success of the university’s $500 million comprehensive capital campaign and an $80 million capital campaign for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

He has also served higher education institutions as a private business executive helping to deliver risk assessment studies, business continuity plans, and public safety/emergency management and communications solutions.

Kroll received a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and his master’s degree in public administration/non-profit management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He and his wife LeeAnn have three daughters, Maddy, Lindsay, and Elena.

“My family and I are very excited to join the Monmouth University community.  I look forward to working closely with President Brown, the Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and students.  I am convinced that Monmouth University is a special place because it is powered by talented and passionate people who are generously supported by the Greater Monmouth County community.”

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About Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University provides students with a highly personalized education that builds the knowledge and confidence of tomorrow’s leaders. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent and historic campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Monmouth University is listed in U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” and the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and is recognized by the latter as one of the country’s top “green” colleges. To learn more, visit us at

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