Julie Lucas named vice president for resource development

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Julie A. Lucas has been named MIT’s next vice president for resource development, President L. Rafael Reif announced today. Her appointment is effective in November. Lucas was present today at a gathering of MIT’s Resource Development and Alumni Association staffs, where she was introduced by Reif, who also informed the MIT community of the news by email. A New England native, Lucas joins MIT from the University of Southern California, where she has been an associate senior vice president since 2012. She has also held senior advancement jobs at New York University and at Fordham University. “Through a 20-year career in higher education — at USC, NYU and Fordham — Julie has built an exceptional record of fundraising success, from securing transformational gifts in support of USC’s current $6 billion campaign — $3.6 billion of which has been raised to date — to dramatically increasing the scale of giving and rates of participation...

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