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May 30, 2017
 
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Adelphi University Names Brady Crook as the New Vice President for University Advancement

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Adelphi University has appointed Brady Crook as vice president for University Advancement. Brady is a seasoned higher education fundraising professional who will begin on July 1, 2017.

In making the appointment, Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., president of Adelphi University said, “Crook’s gift is building best-in-class advancement programs to promote strategic differences, capture and nurture relationships with alumni and friends, and offer donors giving options that are deeply meaningful to them, both as individuals and as corporations with missions to fulfill.”

Crook brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement and a record of extraordinary success in fundraising, new donor campaigns, large-scale individual gifts and corporate philanthropy. At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he most recently served as associate vice chancellor for advancement, giving to the 11 units reporting to him has nearly tripled in fiscal year 2017. In addition, a few of the dozens of strategies he led included a $35,000,000 opportunity to name the College of Pharmacy, $13,600,000 in naming opportunities for a new engineering building, and a $5,000,000 deanship, UIC’s first. He also contributed significantly to the planning for UIC’s comprehensive campaign, which will publicly launch in October 2017, and also led implementation of that planning throughout the units reporting to him.

While serving as director of campus and regional development at Washington State University (WSU) Spokane, giving increased by 1,112 percent, and he coordinated a $2,300,000 campaign that provided the foundation to launch WSU’s medical school.

He holds a B.A. degree in sport management (cum laude) and minor in economics from Washington State University. Crook’s oldest daughter is a graduating senior at Adelphi, and he has another daughter beginning in the fall.

For more information about the Office of University Advancement, visit giving.adelphi.edu.

 

 

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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