Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Relations
Patty Carocci is the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. From 2006 until 2012 Patty was the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement at Sidwell Friends School. In that role, she planned and conducted a $58 million campaign, worked closely with and staffed the Board of Trustees, managed a staff of 14, and had direct responsibility for major and leadership gifts.
Starting her career at the Pew Charitable Trust, Patty eventually moved into the development field and worked in the advancement offices at higher education institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College and Catholic University. She also spent five years with the Ketchum consulting firm working with a wide-range of educational and other non-profit institutions.
Patty is a graduate of Hood College and earned a Master’s degree in English at Villanova University. A resident of Arlington, VA, Patty serves as secretary and governance chair for the Yellowstone Association. She is also a board member and development chair of Achievement Preparatory Academy, a 4th through 8th grade charter school in Washington, D.C.