Virginia Tech has appointed Michael Moyer as its associate vice president of development for colleges.

In his new position, Moyer will oversee fundraising for eight Virginia Tech colleges and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He will also oversee the Office of Corporate and Foundations Relations within University Development.

Moyer most recently was the assistant dean of alumni affairs and development for Cornell University’s College of Engineering. During his tenure, the college raised $90.3 million in fiscal year 2015, a record for a single college at the university. Moyer also helped create and implement the college’s strategic plan and served as a member of the dean’s senior leadership team.

Earlier in his Cornell career, he served as assistant dean of alumni affairs and development for the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, which during his tenure exceeded a $30 million fundraising goal for the first new building in the college’s history. Moyer also created and implemented a five-year strategic plan for the college’s alumni affairs and development unit.

Prior to his time at Cornell, Moyer worked in development at Johns Hopkins University. As associate director of development at the university, Moyer exceeded fundraising goals and managed 200 prospects. Earlier, as the university’s phonathon coordinator, he led a campaign that raised $1.6 million.

“Mike has experience in alumni engagement, annual giving, major gifts, phonathons, and reunion programs,” said Charlie Phlegar, vice president for advancement. “His wealth of knowledge with the advancement model of fundraising will be an asset to our organization as we implement that structure at Virginia Tech.”

Moyer earned a double-major bachelor’s degree in business administration and political science from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Virginia Tech and return to a region where I have a deep family connection,” Moyer said. “This institution’s legacy and commitment to the future is unwavering. With President Timothy Sands and Provost Thanassis Rikakis, we are poised for an incredible future. I am honored to be a part of the university to advance their shared vision for the future of Virginia Tech.”

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Written by Annie McCallum.
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