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Shawn R. Heilbron joins OSU Athletics after five years at UCLA
April 20, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Shawn R. Heilbron, associate athletic director for development at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the senior associate athletic director for development at Oregon State University, effective July 1, 2011.
In this position, Heilbron [pronounced HILL-bron] will provide leadership to the OSU Athletics development program, which includes the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. He will direct a 9-person department and lead efforts to complete OSU Athletics' $157 million goal as part of the university's $850 million comprehensive fundraising campaign.
"I'm very excited to be joining the Beaver family," said Heilbron. "There is a talented group of coaches and staff in place at OSU, and I look forward to working with them to help increase private support for the program so that we can continue to give our student-athletes the best opportunities to achieve success in the classroom and in competition."
At UCLA, Heilbron oversaw major gifts, the Wooden Athletic Fund, Bruin Varsity Club, endowments, special events, sports specific fundraising and planned gifts. He was responsible for more than $35 million in gifts to UCLA Athletics during his tenure.
"I'm excited to bring Shawn aboard in such a vital role for OSU Athletics," said OSU athletic director Bob De Carolis. "His background in this conference and his knowledge of the changing landscape of this league make him the ideal choice for this position."
Heilbron arrived at UCLA in June 2006 after serving as associate athletic director for external relations at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Mike Goodwin, president and CEO of the OSU Foundation, stressed the importance of the role Heilbron will play in leading a program to support the university's more than 500 student-athletes.
"This is a significant recruitment for the university," Goodwin said. "Shawn brings with him extensive leadership, teambuilding and fundraising experiences that will build Beaver Nation and position us as a model program among our peers."
A graduate of the University of Texas, Heilbron began his career in 1994 as director of public relations for the Dallas Freeze of the Central Hockey League. He also spent two years as communications and marketing manager for Pinnacle Trading Cards.
About the OSU Foundation: The OSU Foundation is the nonprofit organization chartered to raise and administer private funds in support of Oregon State University education, research and outreach. Guided by OSU's strategic plan, the Foundation seeks $850 million through The Campaign for OSU to provide opportunities for students, strengthen the Oregon economy and conduct research that changes the world. Donors have committed over $127 million through The Campaign for OSU to support student-athletes with scholarships, programs and new facilities. Most recently, more than $6 million has been committed in support of the second phase of OSU's Sports Performance Center, an athletic facility that will contain two regulation basketball courts, locker rooms and satellite training and medical areas. More: www.campaignforosu.org
About OSU Athletics: The mission of the OSU Department of Athletics is to provide opportunity to young people and develop leaders through a tradition of academic and athletic achievement in a progressive, inclusive environment of mutual respect. OSU Athletics supports 17 intercollegiate programs, representing approximately 500 student-athletes that compete in the Pac-10 Conference - "The Conference of Champions." More: www.osubeavers.com