Terry Travis Named Associate Vice President of Development

Monday, March 11, 2013

PHILADEPLHIA (March 11, 2013) – Terry Travis has been named associate vice president of development at Saint Joseph’s University.

In this role, Travis will manage the central administrative and service functions within the University’s division of Development and Alumni Relations. Her areas of direct oversight include alumni relations, alumni and development communications and donor relations, development services, and the Saint Joseph’s Fund. Travis is a member of the division’s senior management team and responsible for the division’s operating budget.

“Terry is a tremendous addition to our staff,” says Development and Alumni Relations Vice President Marty Farrell ’88, MS ’98. “Her leadership skills, strategic mindset and successful track record as a fundraiser will serve her well on Hawk Hill.”

Previously, Travis spent 11 years as the assistant vice president of development at La Salle University. In that position, she managed all university fundraising programs, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, athletics, special events, corporate and foundation giving, grants, sponsored research, and capital fundraising campaigns.

During her La Salle tenure, the University raised in excess of $111M in cash (not including pledges) and the average annual cash gifts to the University rose from $6.5M to $11.8M. La Salle’s 2001–2007 Shoulder to Shoulder campaign—the first in its 150-year history—raised more than $84M in gifts and pledges.

Travis has previous fundraising experience with Villanova University, where she was the senior director of development, and Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, where she was director of major gifts. Prior to a career in fundraising, Travis worked in the financial services industry.

Travis has earned two degrees from La Salle, a bachelor’s in finance and a master’s degree in education.

Media Contact

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532, hgoodhea@sju.edu


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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