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Jill Brown

Jill Brown



Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends


402.617.0889 (cell)
660.562.1990 (fax)

Director of Corporate Development/Major Gift Officer


  • M.S.Ed. Higher Education Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2009
  • B.S. Agricultural Journalism (emphasis in Broadcasting), 2003


Jill Brown became Northwest’s Director of Corporate Development / Major Gift Officer in June 2021.  Prior to this, she was Director of Partnerships and Placement at Northwest where she oversaw the Career Services office and was pivotal in furthering the profession-based learning relationships and opportunities for Bearcats. Since arriving at Northwest in late 2017, Jill has been instrumental is creating new engagement opportunities such as Speed Networking which allows employers to meet students in a fast-paced event, the Career Closet which has provided free professional clothing to hundreds of Bearcats and PBL Palooza where students showcase the extensive profession-based learning opportunities occurring each semester at Northwest.

Prior to becoming a Bearcat, she worked in various external relations focused positions at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln including public relations, legislative affairs, alumni and donor engagement, employer development and student recruitment.

In addition, Jill is active in Lions Club in Maryville. In Mound City, Jill is active in FFA Alumni and Booster Club. She also travels the country as a resiliency speaker for Chi Omega Sorority.

Jill is a proud “farm kid,” marathon runner and outdoor festival enthusiast. She also has her own business, Collisions of Awesomeness, where she speaks about gratitude, networking, and a variety of other personal development topics. Jill and her husband, Lee, live in Mound City with their daughter, Kenzie.