For Immediate Release
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September 22, 2011 - Frederick Pettit, an alumnus of King’s College, has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at his alma mater. In his new position, Pettit will coordinate the College’s fundraising efforts as well as alumni, government, and public relations functions.
“I am thrilled that Freddie Pettit, a true example of an alumnus who has taken great advantage of his King’s liberal arts education, has decided to return to campus and lead the College’s efforts in these very important areas,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.
Pettit is a 1996 magna cum laude graduate of King’s with a major in political science and a philosophy minor. He was president of both the College’s political science and philosophy honor societies and, at his commencement, was awarded the John P. Moses Award for Public Law.
He went on to earn his law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University and was appointed an assistant district attorney in the Appeals Unit of the Office of District Attorney in Philadelphia, a position he held for three years. He was an associate and, later, shareholder with the law firm of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., and, most recently was a principal with the law firm of Offit Kurman. He worked in the Philadelphia office of each firm. Part of his law firm duties included representing non-profit organizations on a variety of matters.
He was recognized as a “Rising Star” by “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” four times in a six-year period.
“It is an honor to be coming ‘home’ to King’s College,” said Pettit. “King’s and its people had a profound impact on my life and the lives of countless others. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to help advance the mission of King’s in a substantial way.”
Pettit has extensive volunteer experience with King’s, serving on both the President’s Council and on the Steering Committee for the College’s Philadelphia Alumni Club. He is also active in the community, including service as a member of the board of the Playwicki Farm Foundation.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the congregation of Holy Cross.