Category: Season One

AT03. A Conversation with John Feudo

John Feudo is the vice chancellor for advancement at UMass Lowell, leading a team of 46 staff members through the university’s first-ever fundraising and engagement campaign. With more than three decades of experience in higher education advancement and nonprofit management, Feudo is an internationally respected fundraising and alumni relations professional. 

He formerly served as senior vice president of development and chief development officer for United Way of Massachusetts Bay, one of the top organizations within the global network of United Way affiliates. Prior to arriving at United Way, Feudo spent eight years at his undergraduate alma mater, Boston College, as both associate vice president for alumni relations, and later as senior development officer.

From 1999-2006, Feudo served as executive director of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association, where he also built and led the association’s capital campaign. Prior to his arrival at UConn, he spent six years as the associate vice chancellor for university advancement at UMass Amherst, and executive director of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. 

John’s expertise has been sought by more than 200 colleges, universities and organizations around the world. He is also an award-winning speaker and author, having published six books in the field of advancement.

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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/advancement/ 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.

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