Marymount College Announces New Vice President

President Michael Brophy of Marymount College has announced the appointment of Brenda Solomon, Ed.D, as vice president for the college’s office of development. Solomon will begin at the college on July 16.  

Most recently, Solomon served eight years as the senior director of development for the Oklahoma State University Foundation, Stillwater, OK raising more than $60 million for the university. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of professional roles for 10 years at the university in the area of continuing education and outreach.

“I look forward to working with the Marymount fundraising team to create opportunities for individual, foundation and corporate donors to provide transformational gifts that will benefit both the faculty and students of Marymount College,” said Solomon.

Solomon was the first in her family to obtain a college degree and holds a doctorate in Adult Education from OSU. She received a master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. During her career she has taught fundraising professionals in seminars and conferences at the “Big 12” Development Conference and is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, a professional fundraising association. She has also presented at numerous national continuing education conferences and served as a graduate faculty member teaching courses in Adult Education.

The Harbor and South Bay communities of Los Angeles, California have been home to Marymount College for more than 50 years. Today, Marymount College is a four-year liberal arts, Catholic College with locations in San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes. The college is devoted to sustaining the values of its founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, whose mission is to “serve others so that all may have life.” Central to fulfilling this mission is the continual improvement of the college so it may always provide relevant programs for students of all ages, faiths and economic backgrounds. 

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