Senior Staff



Heather Brust

Senior Executive Director, University Industry Partnerships

Heather Brust is the senior executive director for OSU’s University Industry Partnerships, serving as the Foundation’s chief industry partner strategist and collaborator with the university’s industry partnering efforts. Ms. Brust provides strategic support and assistance to the university in its efforts to increase its engagement with the private sector, effectively developing strategic partnerships and fostering alignment of industry partnering efforts across the OSU Foundation and university.

Ms. Brust joined the OSU Foundation as the senior director for the Division of Health Sciences’ five colleges and units in 2014 from Boise State University, where she served as associate vice president of University Advancement for Development. Ms. Brust’s career in development and fundraising spans over 20 years, holding positions at universities including Texas Christian University (TCU), Washington State University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Boise State.