The vice dean for advancement has responsibility for external relations and fund-raising for Penn Arts & Sciences and is directly responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program of alumni relations, fundraising, and public relations on behalf of the School. Reporting directly to the dean with a dual reporting line to the University’s vice president for development and alumni relations, she also serves as a member of the vice president’s senior management team, working closely with members of the administration, trustees, and advisors.
Rhebergen joined Penn as Associate Vice Dean for Advancement in Arts and Sciences in November 2019. In that role she led the Arts and Sciences major gifts team to the successful conclusion of the Power of Penn Arts and Sciences Campaign. Prior to coming to Penn, she was Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations at the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, where she oversaw fundraising and outreach efforts for over 80,000 alumni and other constituents, as well as marketing and communication. She is a graduate of Lafayette College and holds a master’s degree in education leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland.