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Jenkins and Harrington Take on New MSU Development Roles

9-25-17 - Contact: Amy Cagle

STARKVILLE, Miss.-- Beginning a new fundraising role this month is Rob Jenkins. As associate athletic director for development, Jenkins will serve as a liaison between MSU Athletics and the MSU Foundation as he works to secure major gifts for both organizations. He brings great institutional knowledge to this role after amassing fundraising experience in several MSU colleges, including arts and sciences, education, and most recently, business.

Jenkins joined the MSU Foundation fundraising staff in 2006. Before that, he was at AmSouth Bank and held positions in sales with Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. Jenkins is a 1992 business administration graduate from Starkville.

Succeeding Jenkins as lead College of Business fundraiser this month is Zack Harrington who has served as the college’s assistant director of development since mid-2014. He works to secure major gifts for this academic unit and its Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy.

A Hattiesburg native, Harrington holds two degrees from MSU, a 2009 bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in real estate mortgage finance, and 2010 master’s in sport administration. As an undergraduate, he was a quarterback during the 2006 and 2007 seasons for the Bulldog football team.

Before his MSU career, Harrington worked as a sales/marketing representative with SERVPRO Cleanup Services. He received awards for top direct sales volume for his accomplishments.

“We are extremely pleased to fill these posts with individuals whose previous work experiences demonstrate the potential to help raise support in areas where private giving is critical for success,” said Jack McCarty, executive director of development for the MSU Foundation.

All fundraising personnel are working to further the university’s Infinite Impact capital campaign which approaches $760 million toward an established $1 billion goal. For more on the university’s campaign, visit www.infiniteimpactmsu.com.

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