Patouillet Consulting, LLC (PCLLC) was established in 1983.  The firm helps college and university leaders generate additional support and increase constituent engagement.

The firm’s core strengths include:

  • Advancement and Alumni Association Reviews
  • Market Research and Strategic Planning
  • Executive Coaching and Career Management Services
  • Revenue Generation
  • International Alumni Relations
  • Integration of Alumni and Development in Fundraising and Capital Campaigns
  • Constituent Engagement Strategies and Metrics
  • Staff and Board Development.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of PCLLC is the involvement and support of a national advisory board comprised of industry leaders with more than 500 years of experience. A growing number of these advisory board members consult on various assignments throughout the year and create a “Think Tank” to help address the pressing issues associated with different engagements.

Dr. Lee Patouillet, president of the firm, brings more than 30 years of full-time institutional advancement experience in higher education and nonprofit management to his consulting practice. Patouillet has led three different alumni associations:  the University of South Florida, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Florida. At all of these institutions, he served on the senior leadership team responsible for all aspects of advancement including two different capital campaigns in excess of one billion dollars each. Dr. Patouillet returned to one of his alma maters, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on July 1, 2013 to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs. Mary Patouillet is the firm’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the day to day operation of the business. Dr. Patouillet works with a select number of clients each year.

Patouillet earned a B.A. in American Studies with Honors from the University of South Florida, a M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. The associations led by Patouillet have received more than 10 CASE Circle of Excellence awards.

Patouillet Consulting, LLC combines extensive advancement and nonprofit management experience with a knowledge of best practice in meeting the needs of our clients. Call 412-965-2256 or email @ mary@patouilletconsulting.com to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.

Professional Associations, Involvement & Honors (Selected)

  • Charter member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives, an organization representing the 90 CEOs of many of the country’s largest and most successful alumni organizations
  • Charter member of the International Journal of Educational Advancement editorial board
  • Delivered more than 25 presentations at CASE and CAAE meetings
  • Frequent contributor to CURRENTS
  • Chair, CASE Chief Alumni Relations Professionals Conference
  • Co-chair,  CASE Conference on Strategic Planning
  • Co-chair,  CAAE Summer Institute
  • Founding Chair, Big East Conference Alumni Professionals Organization (BECAPO)
  • Chair, Alumni Professionals of the Southeastern Conference (APSEC)
  • Co-authored a chapter on the role of alumni associations in capital campaigns in the 2010  edition of Alumni Relations: A Newcomer’s Guide to Success published by CASE
  • Former Member, CAAE Board of Directors
  • Recipient, Quarter Century Service Award to CASE
  • Author, Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation Network White Paper
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
  • Instructor, University of South Florida
  • Recipient, Outstanding Senior Award, University of South Florida