In a recent commentary for Breaking Defense, Sean O’Keefe, University Professor in the Maxwell School, noted the opening of President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address in 1981, where the Republican observed that the peaceful and orderly transfer of national authority…
Scott Barrett Named Maxwell School’s Associate Dean for Strategic Communications and External Affairs
Scott Barrett has been named associate dean for strategic communications and external affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He will assume his new position on May 8.
Barrett has led all aspects of fundraising, as well as corporate and strategic communications, for higher education and healthcare organizations. Since 2011, he has served as assistant dean for advancement at the School of Information Studies. He also has served as vice president of advancement at Le Moyne College, and prior to that as director of annual giving at Hamilton College.
“Scott Barrett has built an extraordinary record of achievement in external affairs,” says Steinberg. “He brings dynamism, vision and a commitment to collegial engagement that will help Maxwell and Syracuse University achieve greater awareness of, and support for, our remarkable faculty, students and staff.”
In his new senior leadership role at the Maxwell School, Barrett will oversee strategic planning and implementation in communications, media relations, domestic and international fundraising, alumni relations and other external affairs. He will work with the dean and other colleagues in building an external profile with an international reach for the school and, with others, further develop initiatives for the Tenth Decade Project.
During his more than two decades of advancement and external affairs experience, Barrett has achieved record philanthropic results. He has extensive experience in identifying, recruiting and engaging leadership donors and volunteers, and he has worked with individuals, corporations and foundation donors on contributions up to $50 million.
Barrett holds a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in government.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the extraordinary tradition and international reputation of the Maxwell School, established through the exceptional work of current and former faculty, staff and students and with generous support from thousands of donors and volunteers,” says Barrett. “I look forward to working with all members of the Syracuse University community in further expanding the visibility and success of the Maxwell School during its tenth decade.”