UNG names Tarnowski as VP for Advancement
(March 11, 2015) – The University of North Georgia (UNG) has selected Jeff Tarnowski to become Vice President for University Advancement, effective June 1. Tarnowski is currently Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Georgia Perimeter College, a position he has held since January 2005.
“Jeff is an experienced and respected advancement professional who will capably lead our advancement team in increasing support for UNG’s mission and scholarship needs,” said UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs. “He has a tremendous record of success and leadership in generating private support at Georgia Perimeter, and I look forward to working with him at UNG.”
In his current role, Tarnowski has managed the GPC Foundation, Alumni Association, and the offices of alumni relations, community relations, development, grants and sponsored programs, and marketing and communications. With his leadership, Georgia Perimeter increased the assets of the GPC Foundation to more than $87 million, including the addition of GPC’s newest campus in Newton County, and grew GPC’s endowed scholarship program by more than 300 percent.
“I am grateful and excited to join the University of North Georgia,” Tarnowski said. “I look forward to working with the advancement division, other colleagues and community members to increase external support for the university’s students and programs.”
Tarnowski began working with Georgia Perimeter College in 1999 as Director of Alumni Affairs and was Director of Institutional Advancement from January 2000 through December 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bradley University, in Peoria, Illinois, in 1989 and his MBA at Bradley in 1991.
Tarnowski fills the role vacated in December 2014, when Andrew Leavitt became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.