Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Brian C. Sischo, a 25-year veteran of higher education fundraising, is vice chancellor for University Advancement at NC State University and president of the NC State University Foundation. In 2014 he came to NC State from Syracuse University, where he served most recently as vice president for development, 2009-2014. While at Syracuse, Sischo spearheaded the planning, implementation and successful conclusion of the university’s $1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Private annual gift support to the university more than doubled during the campaign period. Before joining Syracuse in 2001, Sischo worked at his alma mater, Clarkson University, serving as director of corporate relations, director of major gifts and director of development, and leading the completion of a successful capital campaign.
At NC State, Sischo oversees University Development, Alumni Relations, Advancement Services and University Communications. With an impressive track record of success in higher education advancement, he leads a team of more than 220 centrally based and college-based advancement staff. Among many notable accomplishments under his leadership thus far is the university’s record-breaking fundraising total of $208 million in fiscal year 2015, his first full year at NC State. Sischo earned a B.S. in finance and a master’s degree in management systems from Clarkson.