Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs has named Trish Hamilton as its new director of development and external relations. Hamilton will assist the College in increasing philanthropic support and raising the visibility of its faculty, programs, institutes and centers, and its overall contributions to the region and beyond.
Prior to joining Portland State, Hamilton was the development director at Friends of the Children. In addition, she has served as director of corporate giving at Oregon Public Broadcasting and worked as a financial consultant for investment firm RBC Dain Rauscher. Hamilton holds an MBA from Portland State University and a B.A. in International Studies and Speech Communications from Macalester College in Minnesota.
"I am proud to represent the College of Urban and Public Affairs and Portland State. The work of this College touches the lives of so many in our communities, and its impact is felt across the globe," said Hamilton. "While the College has an international reputation, its faculty and students are actively involved in local projects that influence the livability and quality of life in our own neighborhoods. The College is a wonderful example of PSU's motto of 'Let Knowledge Serve the City.'"
As a member of the University's development team, Hamilton will play a role in the completion of the University's first-ever comprehensive campaign. With a $100 million goal, the Building Our Future campaign is helping the University enrich research and teaching, ensure student success, and increase its leadership in those areas that are most vital to our community. Fundraising priorities for the College include endowed scholarships and programs, and an opportunity fund for future growth.
The College of Urban and Public Affairs is comprised of three schools: the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, the School of Community Health, and the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Within those schools, the college also has 11 public service and research institutes that include the Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, the Institute on Aging, the Center for Public Health Studies, the Center for Population Research and Census, the Center for Transportation Studies, the Executive Leadership Institute, the Institute for Nonprofit Management, the Institute for Tribal Government, the Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute, the National Policy Consensus Center and the Center for Urban Studies.
Victoria Gilbert (503-725-5140)
College of Urban and Public Affairs
For Immediate Release (#05-075)