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AT02. A Conversation with Mike Worley

A conversation with the Vice President for Advancement at Lander University (SC), Mike Worley, about his career and the state of higher education advancement.

With more than 20 years of  experience in philanthropy, Worley became the Vice President for Advancement and Executive director of the Lander University Foundation in October of 2018.  Prior to Lander he served as Senior Associate Vice President for Constituent Relations at Georgia State University, where he led a team of fundraisers and helped steer the university’s $300 million capital campaign.

Worley also had stints at Washington University (St. Louis), East Carolina University, and Ohio University. He has served in leadership roles with Sisters of St. Mary (SSM) Health Care Foundations and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Missouri. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Sciences and a master’s in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.

A native of New Albany, Ohio, Worley is an avid fly fisherman and marathon runner. 

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn at and instagram at @bearcatphilanthropy.  

AT01. Stay #OnTrend with the Alumni Trending podcast

Alumni Trending is a podcast that will explore the issues that alumni relations professionals face each day. From episode to episode, you will hear the voices of our profession discussing the challenges and opportunities they face and the innovative and creative solutions they deploy  As alumni professionals we are here to lead a movement, a mobilization of our alumni in service to their alma mater.

Listen for ideas. 
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Listen to Alumni Trending for professional development and guidance.

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