Office of the Dean

Patti Addington

Patricia Addington

Director of Development



MPA, Syracuse University
3101 University Blvd, Ste.247
Dallas, 75205
Box 382
214-768-4844
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Patricia Addington has played an integral fundraising role in SMU’s recent $1 billion campaign. Specifically she managed the fundraising effort for the Simmons School and raised over $59 million that is targeted for buildings, scholarships and academic programs. Since 2008, Addington has been responsible for creating a donor constituency and developing relationships with alumni, foundations and friends in Dallas, TX and around the country.

A native of New York, Addington worked in New York City and in Washington, DC as a Senior Director of Development on behalf of Syracuse University before joining SMU. She received a B.A. in Music History/Minor in Journalism from University of Kansas, an M.P.A from Syracuse University and is currently a doctoral student at SMU.