Franke Named Associate Dean for External Affairs
Jeffrey Franke to Oversee Alumni, Corporate, and Community Relations and Coordinate Development Efforts
Jeffrey Franke has been named the first Associate Dean for External Affairs and Special Advisor to the Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Franke previously served as the school’s chief of staff to the dean since 2006.
Franke oversees the school’s alumni relations, Board of Advisors, Parents Advisory Council, corporate relations, and community relations. He also coordinates the school’s development activities with the university’s central advancement office, which includes stewardship activities and the newly launched capital campaign. In addition, Franke will retain responsibility for select school-wide initiatives and projects.
“Our goal is to make all of our external partners -- alumni, corporate, and community -- feel engaged with the school and to steward that engagement efficiently and effectively,” Franke said. “A key priority of the school is to build a community of philanthropic support, not only to raise funds for our capital campaign, but to actively involve external constituents in the life of the school through service.”
Prior to Georgetown, Franke worked in the government, private, and non-profit arenas, most recently as an officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts, chief of staff at Investors’ Education Foundation, and managing consultant at Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler, Inc. He holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University and an MPA from the University of Southern California.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality.