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.