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Otterbein Announces New VP For Institutional Advancement

September 04, 2015
Otterbein University

Michael R. McGreevey HeadshotOtterbein University has selected Michael R. McGreevey as the new vice president for institutional advancement. McGreevey has more than 25 years of experience in higher education administration within advancement, alumni relations, international education, enrollment and student affairs. He comes to Otterbein from Wells College in Aurora, NY, where he currently serves as vice president for advancement. He will assume his post at Otterbein on Oct. 19.

“I am excited and honored to work with President Krendl and the Otterbein community to advance the vision and strategic priorities of this outstanding University at this important moment in the institution’s history,” McGreevey said.

“Michael’s experience in multiple facets of higher education administration make him stand out as a well-rounded and ideal professional to serve as Otterbein’s vice president for institutional advancement. His campaign, major gift and staff development experience will serve Otterbein well as we continue our ‘Where We Stand Matters’ campaign,” said President Kathy Krendl.

As vice president for advancement at Wells College, McGreevey has developed a full service advancement program and leads the planning and implementation of the college’s comprehensive and project campaigns, with nearly $40 million raised since he assumed the position in 2008. He also oversees a successful annual giving program, which now raises $2.5 million in unrestricted and budget-applicable dollars per year.

Prior to his position at Wells College, McGreevey worked at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and London, England, from 1988-2008. He served as assistant director for student activities and orientation, special assistant for enrollment planning, director of the Ithaca College London Center, interim director of alumni relations and director of special programs for Advancement. He capped his time at Ithaca College serving as senior advisor/chief of staff to the president from 1999-2008.

McGreevey also has worked in various positions at the University of Vermont in Burlington and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and public communication from Bowling Green State University; master’s degree in education, higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont; and master’s degree in organizational communication from Ithaca College.

A Greenville, Ohio native, McGreevey and his wife, Karen, and their three children look forward to joining the Otterbein and local communities.

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