PITTSBURGH: Thomas R. Stevick joined Chatham University as vice president of University Advancement on May 4, 2014. Stevick possesses more than 18 years of experience in leadership positions in high functioning advancement offices, most recently at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where he served as vice president for Advancement and executive director of the EMU Foundation.
Since entering the advancement field as a senior development officer at his alma mater, University of Michigan Law School, he has held leadership roles in the advancement offices at the Arizona State University College of Law and Ohio Northern University.
Prior to entering the advancement field, Stevick worked as an attorney for Michigan’s largest law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and as a grant manager for the City of Fairmont (West Virginia) Grant Management Service. A Pittsburgh native, Stevick graduated from high school in West Virginia and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Fairmont State College, his Masters of Public Administration from West Virginia University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.).
“I’m thrilled to return to my roots in the Pittsburgh community, and to join such a dynamic and forward-thinking university. A 145-year history, over 11,000 alumni, a strong commitment to women’s education and issues, Eden Hall Campus, an international reputation in sustainability, and $75 million raised against a $100 million capital campaign are part of the incredibly strong foundation at Chatham on which we can continue our momentum,” states Mr. Stevick.
About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to women’s leadership and issues advocacy, and is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson. Today, Chatham is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, been honored by the US EPA, named to Sierra magazines list of top 25 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham will open in early 2014, the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan.
Consisting of three colleges and the Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham’s works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students to create a brighter, healthier tomorrow through the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.