Perspective: Heidi Green Appointed GCC Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement

(November 2022) Following a national search, Heidi E. Green has been named Gateway Community College’s Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement. Heidi brings to her new position more than 20 years’ experience in community organizing, organizational operations, executive leadership, marketing and fundraising for nonprofits and higher education institutions.

“Gateway welcomes every student, meets them where they are in their lives and academic journeys, and helps them achieve their degrees and career goals,” Heidi explained. “I’m excited to join Gateway and work with alumni and community partners to build a broad, powerful base of support for our students.”

“We look forward to Heidi’s leadership and service as we enhance and build support for Gateway’s academic programs and community engagements,” noted Gateway Chief Executive Officer Dr. William ‘Terry’ Brown. “Creative, visionary institutional advancement initiatives will help us meet the need of our students, who are always at the center of everything we do.”

Before joining Gateway, Heidi worked to raise support for the Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut, Connecticut Community Foundation, Save the Sound, and Trinity College, and she was President of 1000 Friends of Connecticut

Heidi studied at Greenfield Community College and Cape Cod Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Trinity College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Presidential Fellow in Public Policy and Law. She has two sons and lives with her partner, Dave Pickus, in West Hartford. For fun, she travels, reads, and rides her bike.

Institutional advancement is so much more than just fundraising,” according to Helene A. Augustine, Chair of the GCC Foundation. “It encompasses communications, marketing, public relations, and stakeholder relationship management. As our Foundation celebrates its 30th year supporting Gateway students, staff, and programming needs, we welcome Heidi’s expertise, leadership, and strategic vision. Our Foundation Board looks forward to working with her. And we’re confident our donors and partners will too.”

Heidi looks forward to hearing from you! Reach out to her at (203) 285-2296.

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