PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today the hiring of Kevin Fortwendel as Vice President of University Advancement.
Fortwendel has over 15 years of experience and leadership in the higher education development and alumni relations field. He spent 9 years at DePaul University in Chicago, IL in a variety of senior development and alumni relations leadership roles most recently serving as Associate Vice-President, Principal Gifts and Stewardship. Prior to DePaul, Fortwendel served as the Director of Major Gifts at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Chatham’s President Esther Barazzone stated, “Kevin brings to Chatham over 15 years of development experience encompassing a wide range of leadership roles in higher education (and non-profit) fundraising, including the leading and successful completion of major campaigns. His proven fundraising abilities, management and people skills, and enthusiasm for Chatham will serve him well in this important role at this exciting time for Chatham.”
Fortwendel, an Indiana native, earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Environmental Science and Management from Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, IN, and a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from IU’s campus in Indianapolis.