Development Staff

Meet our Development Staff

Rick Paradis

Rick Paradis – Director of Development

Rick Paradis comes to EOU from Webb Institute, a small private engineering college, where he was chief development officer. Prior to entering the nonprofit world, he spent 15 years as a foreign and domestic equities trader. Rick possesses a wealth of analytical strategic planning and superior relationship building skills. During his tenure at Webb, alumni annual fund participation consistently achieved 70 percent and parent participation grew to over 85 percent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lake Forest College and attended graduate school at The American University School for International Service.

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Tyler Dubsky – Major Gifts Officer

Tyler Dubsky joins EOU as major gifts officer after spending the last 10 years recruiting students as a member of the admissions team. He has vast experience and looks forward to his new role of engaging alumni and friends of the university. A member of the student ambassador program from 2001-03, Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree from EOU in anthropology/sociology. He is a key addition to the development team and will focus on raising support for scholarships and capital projects.

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Jessie Brett – Alumni Coordinator

Jessie Brett joined EOU as the alumni coordinator in 2012 and has since immersed herself getting to know the university community and alumni base. Drawing on her background in marketing, Jessie is working to promote the Alumni Association, increase engagement, establish better communication with alumni, and plan bigger and better reunions. She is also a current EOU graduate student pursuing a master’s in business administration.

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Linda Kaiser – Development Assistant

Linda Kaiser came to EOU in early 2013 from Weber State University in Ogden, Ut., where she spent the previous nine years working in the purchasing office. While at Weber State, she completed an associate’s degree in business telecommunications. Linda is excited about her transition from acquisitions to the “giving” side of university business, and she provides integral support for EOU’s development staff.

E-mail Linda at

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