On the show this week, hear Ryan’s interview with Chris Vlahos, Senior Consultant in Alumni Relations at Marts and Lundy. Chris is a thought leader in higher education advancement. His work both as a consultant and on behalf of alumni associations at the University of Arizona and The Ohio State University, his alma mater, provide Chris with a great perspective listeners will enjoy.
On the show this week, host Ryan Catherwood chats with Colleen Fitzpatrick, VP of Advancement at Middlebury College in Vermont. Colleen shares her career story going from student affairs to development, first at U.VA. and then Duke. Hear about Middlebury’s recent controversy when students protested during a speaking event featuring a well-known conservative thought leader, and then the resulting challenges Colleen has been working through while communicating with donors. Colleen also shares her thoughts on fundraising campaigns and some of her plans for the next one at Middlebury.
On this episode, host Ryan Catherwood shares his interview with Christine Fairchild, Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Oxford. Christine has a fascinating career story. They discuss Christine’s long tenure at Harvard including as Executive Director of External Relations at the Harvard Business School, and what it was like taking over the top advancement position for the school coming from a background in alumni relations. Christine shares some of her vision for engagement at Oxford, one of the world’s great universities.