Graduate named associate vice president of alumni engagement and development communications
July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021
In this newly formed role, Antonucci will lead the alumni affairs, annual giving and development communications teams to serve Quinnipiac’s 60,000+ alumni by fostering lifelong connections and building alumni engagement. He will develop best practices and new programs to engage Quinnipiac’s alumni as “Bobcats for Life,” and will oversee the expansion of the alumni community via opportunities to mentor, network, and establish career connections. Antonucci will join the university on July 26.
"I’m looking forward to a partnership with Mark focused on building a vibrant and connected alumni community," said Jeanna Doherty ’94, president of the Alumni Association Board. "Mark’s extensive experience engaging alumni and building programs will foster lifelong connections and demonstrate to our 60,000+ alumni that we are all Bobcats for Life."
Antonucci currently serves as vice president and chief of staff of the Arizona State University Foundation. He brings with him a wealth of experience in higher education through his time at ASU, where for the past 15 years he has taken on increased responsibilities across the institution, most recently leading complex projects and managing diverse teams to accomplish multi-faceted fundraising goals. He has served as a member of the ASUF executive team for the past five years.
“Mark will make an excellent addition to our team,” said Todd Sloan, vice president for development and alumni affairs. “His extensive experience and passion will help build an even stronger Quinnipiac Alumni Community, through innovative opportunities for engagement and more innovative fundraising opportunities.”
During his tenure with ASUF, he led a portfolio of major gift donors and was critical in the design, launch, and execution of Campaign ASU 2020, which resulted in a deeper culture of philanthropy, a doubling of new gifts secured annually, and an overall increase in donor count. He also created a first-in-kind advisory group designed to demonstrate an innovative approach to engaging millennial alumni.
Antonucci earned bachelor of science in marketing from Quinnipiac, master and doctor of education degrees from Arizona State University and a certificate of management excellence from Harvard Business School.
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