Jerry Pickman

Jerry Pickman, the vice president for university advancement and executive director for the MWSU Foundation, will be leaving Missouri Western for Mosaic Life Care.

Pickman recently accepted a position as vice president of philanthropy operations at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, with July 11 being his last day at Missouri Western.

Pickman graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Missouri Western in 1985 and served as a director of development for the university from 2004 to 2013 before assuming his current position.

“As an alum and now an employee for 15 years, I know firsthand the powerful positive impact Missouri Western has on the community,” Pickman said in a press release. “It truly is a special place, and while it’s hard to leave, I’m excited at the opportunity to work for another organization that does a tremendous amount of good in our region.”

He received a certificate in fundraising management from the Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University in 2006 and is a certified fundraising executive. Since he began his career at Missouri Western, Pickman has used these skills to help raise funds for a number of renovation and construction projects and helped to guide the university’s Centennial Capital Campaign.

According to the press release, the national search for Pickman’s successor will begin immediately.

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