Sandi Bliss has joined the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ advancement team as the chief advancement officer.

In this role, Bliss will lead the corps’ advancement team, made up of development, alumni relations, and communications, as well as have responsibility for raising major gifts and building relationships with the corps’ alumni and donors.

“I’m excited to join such a close-knit and dedicated community as the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and help support the future of the organization,” she said.

Bliss has more than 12 years of fundraising experience. Most recently, she was the senior development officer for central initiatives and scholarships for the University of Miami Office of the Provost. Her work there as the lead fundraiser included a $500 million campaign for new student housing.

Before that, she spent seven years fundraising for the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology at Oklahoma State University, where she led the efforts to double the college’s fundraising goal a year ahead of schedule. 

Bliss has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in family sciences from Oklahoma State University.  

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