(North Canton, OH – Oct. 28, 2022) – Patrick Roberts, PhD, has been named to the position of vice president of marketing, advancement and partnerships at Stark State College. He will provide leadership and strategic direction for marketing and communications, grants, fundraising, alumni, corporate and community relations, career services and workforce partnerships. He also will serve as executive director of the Stark State College Foundation.
An Akron resident, Roberts began his career in education in Archbishop Hoban High School’s Development Office before becoming The University of Akron’s director of annual fund and director of development for the engineering and nursing colleges.
He moved through the ranks to become executive director of the alumni association and then executive director of major gifts. He was then promoted to oversee development of college-centered programs, which included managing and marketing fundraising efforts for 11 degree-granting colleges, two regional campuses, 21 centers, 13 institutes and university libraries.
From UA, he moved on to become the vice president at Hiram College where his responsibilities included oversight of the fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications. He served as assistant vice president of advancement at Cleveland State University and director and senior director of major gifts and gift planning at Malone. He has served as vice president at Malone since 2020.
Roberts holds a doctoral degree in urban studies and public affairs, a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, all from The University of Akron.
He was a member of the 30th class of Leadership Stark County, has served on boards of the International Soap Box Derby and Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation, was among four executives nationwide named a “Fundraising Star” by Fundraising Success Magazine and earned a Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from Sales and Marketing Executives International.