Jeff Ulmer, Stetson College’s vp for growth and alumni engagement, has retired efficient Jan. 8. Since becoming a member of Stetson in April 2014, Ulmer efficiently led a serious fundraising marketing campaign and constructed a stronger community of alumni in Florida and nationwide, in response to a ready information launch.
In saying Ulmer’s retirement final month, college President Christopher F. Roellke, Ph.D., additionally named Amy Gipson, affiliate vp for growth technique and communications, to fill Ulmer’s submit on an interim foundation as of mid-December. Roellke will quickly title an government search agency to help Stetson in conducting a nationwide seek for a everlasting substitute, in response to the discharge.
Ulmer led the massively profitable “Past Success – Significance” complete fundraising marketing campaign. The marketing campaign had an preliminary objective of $200 million and closed in 2019 after elevating $218 million, the information launch stated.
The marketing campaign introduced a flurry of latest initiatives to the college, together with the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Middle, the renovation and enlargement of the Carlton Union Constructing, the addition of the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Middle, the beginnings of the deliberate Cici and Hyatt Brown Corridor for Well being and Innovation, and renovation of the present Sage Corridor Science Middle.
“Jeff efficiently led and managed the biggest fundraising marketing campaign in Stetson’s historical past,” Maureen Breakiron-Evans, chair of the college board of trustees, stated within the launch. “He introduced 1000’s of latest donors into the marketing campaign, and the outcomes will resonate and assist college students and the college for many years.”
“I marvel at Jeff’s means to satisfy individuals at their degree and create relationships,” stated Stetson President Emerita Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., the college’s chief from 2009 to 2020. “His means to speak the worth and excellence of a Stetson training helped drive the final word success of the marketing campaign, and the college is stronger at the moment for it. He can be missed.”
The marketing campaign raised greater than $30 million for pupil financial-aid assist, and greater than $19 million within the total marketing campaign got here from greater than 5,600 new donors, in response to the information launch.
Ulmer joined Stetson from the College of Central Florida, the place he served in a number of senior-level positions, the discharge says. Ulmer additionally held numerous positions with The College of Mississippi Athletics Affiliation Basis, Vanderbilt College and Vanderbilt College Legislation Faculty. He additionally labored for the College of Florida’s Warrington School of Enterprise, Fredric G. Levin School of Legislation, Institute of Meals and Agricultural Sciences, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
A 1985 UF graduate, Ulmer is also a former assistant power and conditioning coach for the Nationwide Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gipson presently leads Stetson’s philanthropy efforts in sustainable giving and donor relations, growth operations and particular campaigns. She has greater than 25 years of expertise in larger training, together with eight years as vp for advertising and communications at Stephens School earlier than becoming a member of Stetson in November 2012, the discharge says.