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Vickerman named interim Advancement VP

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University Advancement Interim Vice President Pat Vickerman.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has appointed Pat Vickerman as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 13. Vickerman, senior associate vice president for University Advancement, will replace Erin Minné, who has accepted a position at DePaul University.

“Pat has a two-decade track record of success in fundraising and campaign planning, and we look forward to his leadership in University Advancement,” Dietz said.  “I know he will have the full support of our excellent University Advancement team, the campus community and the ISU Foundation Board.”

Vickerman is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Illinois State’s comprehensive campaign and its efforts to increase private fundraising support. He works with university leadership and development staffs to enhance giving, engage alumni and raise the profile of the University. Vickerman also provides oversight for planned giving.

Vickerman has more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising, including serving as a planned giving specialist in the University of Iowa’s first $1 billion campaign, campaign director for Iowa State University’s $867 million campaign, and vice president for Bradley University’s $163 million campaign. Emphasizing the importance of giving in advancing an institution’s mission and fostering a deeper level of engagement with donors have been hallmarks of Vickerman’s career.

Vickerman is an active member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Chicago Council on Planned Giving. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa.

“I am honored by the confidence President Dietz has placed in me, and I look forward to working with a great University Advancement team, our Foundation Board and Alumni Association and the campus community to build on the momentum in this division and institution,” Vickerman said.

Dietz said the search for the next vice president for University Advancement will begin later this fall.