Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the NC State University Foundation.
Brian Sischo oversees a comprehensive, cross-University Advancement organization that incorporates Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, University Communications and Marketing, and University Development. He leads a team of more than 220 central and college-based advancement staff to strengthen relationships with alumni and donors, elevate the NC State brand and build a culture of philanthropy.
Under Sischo’s leadership, NC State launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history, a $1.6 billion effort to increase scholarship support, fund research and faculty positions, revitalize campus and increase the university’s endowment. To date, nearly 80,000 alumni and friends from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 states and 62 countries have supported the Campaign, resulting in record giving in the past two fiscal years. Sischo has implemented university-wide engagement initiatives such as Red and White Week and the Campaign Cabinet to connect alumni and friends with NC State.
Prior to joining NC State, Sischo served as vice president for development at Syracuse University, where he spearheaded the planning, implementation and successful conclusion of the university’s first-ever $1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Before joining Syracuse in 2001, Sischo worked at his alma mater, Clarkson University, where he served as the chief development officer, and led two successful capital campaigns. Sischo earned a B.S. in finance and a master’s degree in management systems from Clarkson.