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New VP of Development to Start Next Week

Thomas Minar has been named vice president of development and alumni relations. Minar, who starts Oct. 15, will oversee all of the university’s alumni relations programs and fund-raising efforts, including the $200 million AnewAU campaign.

Minar spent five years at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he served as vice president for institutional advancement and, most recently, special assistant to the president. As the chief advancement officer at Roosevelt, he planned, restructured, and managed the development and alumni affairs operations—securing a significant number of gifts, grants, and pledges.

“Dr. Minar brings to the position a wealth of experience in higher education fund raising, alumni affairs, constituent relations, and university administration,” said President Neil Kerwin. “We look forward to working closely with him to help AU achieve its strategic goals and even greater levels of success.”