Clark University announces the appointment of Jeffrey H. Gillooly as Vice President for University Advancement.
In collaboration with Clark’s senior leadership, Gillooly will lead fundraising efforts that will support the University’s academic and capital initiatives, deepen and broaden areas of engagement for alumni, families and friends, and further the culture of philanthropy across the University.
“I am very pleased to have Jeff on board in this critical role,” Clark University President David Angel said. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience to the position, and will be a valuable member of our team as we enhance the Clark mission.”
Gillooly comes to Clark from the University of Rochester, where since 2006 he served as Assistant Vice President for Presidential Advancement and University Volunteer Management. In this position he helped build the architecture of the university’s $1.2 billion campaign, called the Meliora Challenge, while simultaneously restructuring the entire Advancement organization in order to support the endeavor. He also coordinated Advancement volunteer engagement across all schools and units, including the university’s hospitals, medical center, and School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Prior to his tenure at Rochester, Gillooly served as Chief of Staff for the president of Roger Williams University, and was Associate Dean of Students at Newbury College and Assistant Director of Student Activities at Middlebury College.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University.
“Through family connections to Worcester, I have long admired Clark University, and in particular, President Angel’s outstanding leadership,” Gillooly said. “I appreciate the Clark mission and am very impressed by the amplification of liberal education through the University’s LEEP model. I look forward to being a part of Clark’s exciting future, and working to secure the resources needed to grow and strengthen this tradition of academic excellence.”