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Business Observer Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 1 month ago

College foundation names new advancement leader

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Kevin Hughes was previously the assistant dean of development and alumni relations at Stetson University College of Law.

SARASOTA — New College Foundation has named Kevin Hughes its new associate vice president of advancement. 

Hughes previously served as the assistant dean of development and alumni relations at Stetson University College of Law, according to a press release. 

In his new position, Hughes will be responsible for the development and management of annual giving, major gifts and planned giving initiatives. He will also provide leadership for alumni engagement opportunities and oversee management of daily operations.

“He has an impressive track record of building philanthropic support, managing institutional fundraising campaigns, and creating innovative — and successful — donor and alumni engagement programs,” says MaryAnne Young, New College Foundation’s vice president of advancement and executive director, in a statement. “I look forward to working with Kevin to take our advancement efforts to the next transformative level.”

At Stetson University College of Law, Hughes managed a seven-person staff. His team was responsible for all development and alumni relations activities for the College of Law’s 11,000 alumni. Before his time at Stetson, Hughes was a development officer at Denison University and a senior development officer at the OhioHealth Foundation.

New College of Florida is in Sarasota. It offers 35 undergraduate majors and a master’s degree program in data science. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to about 800 students and 80 full-time faculty.

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