At the conclusion of a fiscal year that included record-breaking revenues for the University of Dallas Golf Tournament, a renovated Haggar University Center and new records of alumni donors during the Cor Challenge, the Advancement Office is reorganizing to make further fundraising gains. Most notably, Bob Galecke, executive vice-president, has moved to spend more time in his advancement role. Brian Murray, associate provost, now manages Human Resources and the Business Office, in addition to his other responsibilities, while Business Services, Facilities and Campus Safety continue to report to Galecke. Galecke is also the executive in charge of real estate for the university and CEO of CARES, the healthcare consortium in which UD participates.
"I look forward to working with the Development and Marketing and Communications Departments next year as we expand our development operations and improve our branding," said Galecke.
In addition to Galecke's move, the Advancement Office has expanded the following individuals' roles: Selena Anguiano, BA '99, is now director of corporate and foundations relations. Leah Looten, BA '09, is the newly-named director of alumni and donor relations. Looten's new duties include leading the Office of Alumni Relations and developing a sustainable donor relations program for the university. Anguiano will manage all phases of grant request development to foundations and corporations and create a comprehensive corporate giving plan for the university.
In light of the College of Business' recent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation, the Advancement Office will hire a development officer to develop and implement strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these prospects.