University leadership updates


Image: BellarmineFairfield University President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., announced Wednesday that two members of Fairfield's senior management team have accepted leadership positions at other higher educational institutions.

Julie Dolan, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University, has accepted an appointment as Executive Vice President and Treasurer at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Stephanie Frost, Vice President for University Advancement, will assume the position of Associate Dean for External Relations at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Stanford, California.

Ms. Dolan, who will join Clark in mid-August, joined the Fairfield administration in the summer of 2010, from Dartmouth College where she served for nine years as Associate Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Prior to that she held administrative and finance positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard University and Tufts University.

While at Fairfield, Ms. Dolan put her financial expertise to work in developing a 10-year Long Range Financial Projection model related to the University's strategic plan; designing the analytic methodology for the financial aspects of the undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and gaining efficiencies in overall program delivery that freed resources for new strategic investments. She led the effort to consolidate all technology functions and personnel under a new Chief Information Officer and reorganized administrative computing services from an "outsourced" team to an in-house function.

Ms. Frost was appointed in 2006, after serving as Director of Major Gifts at Yale University, where she held a variety of fundraising positions over a period of 16 years. Prior to that, Ms. Frost was involved in fundraising for the Metropolitan Opera, Churchill School and Center, and the Youth Counseling League, all in New York. When she begins work in early September at Stanford, Ms. Frost will oversee development and alumni relations for the Graduate School of Business. During her seven-year tenure here, Ms. Frost recruited and developed Major Gift, Planned Giving, and Annual Fund teams; increased total fundraising revenue by 30% and increased the Major Gift prospect pool by 500%. She created new reunion giving and non-legacy parent giving programs; oversaw the creation of a national University alumni chapter system resulting in 10 new chapters, and developed three new University advisory boards, bringing to six the number of active advisory boards serving the college, schools and centers of the University. Ms. Frost has been engaged in building the foundation for a multi-million-dollar, comprehensive fundraising campaign, including recruitment of campaign leadership and solicitation of principal and leadership gifts.

In making the announcement, Father von Arx said, "Both Julie and Stephanie will be greatly missed, and I thank them for their significant contributions to Fairfield. The institution has been strengthened as a result of their work and is well positioned to achieve its goals."

During the transition period, Mark Reed, Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff, will oversee operations in the Advancement Division including Development and Alumni Relations. Michael Maccarone, retired Associate Vice President for Finance, who has been assisting Ms. Dolan in recent months, will help supervise finance operations along with Ken Fontaine, Assistant Vice President & Controller. There will be searches forthcoming in the near future for a Chief Financial Officer as well as a Vice President for Advancement.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 7, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 301