Jefferson Names Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD, Senior Vice President and Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer
Elizabeth A. Dale, Ed.D., was appointed to the newly established position of Senior Vice President and Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and the TJUH System. Dale is responsible for leading the Jefferson Foundation and directing Jefferson's planning processes for a major comprehensive fund raising campaign.
Prior to arriving at Jefferson, Dale held the position of Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Drexel University. There she launched the Dream It. Do It. Drexel campaign, which she successfully completed 13 months ahead of schedule and exceeded the goal by 14%, raising $455M. Additionally, during the Campaign, Drexel added 17,000 new donors. Drexel's faculty and staff campaign, "Why I Give," has the highest participation rate (more than 49 percent) among America's major research universities.
In 2013, Dale's Alumni Relations program received the CASE Gold Award for its Global Night of Networking. She was recognized in 2010 by the National Diversity Council as one of Pennsylvania's Most Powerful and Influential Women, and in 2009 she received the Fundraising Star Award from Fundraising Success Magazine.
Previously, Dale served as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc.; Special Assistant and Associate Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Director of Business and Facilities Services for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also taught hospitality and marketing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the International College of Hospitality Administration in Switzerland.
Dale received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Montclair State University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Political Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst and her doctoral degree in Educational Policy, Research and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She currently serves on the board of the American Council on Education and is a volunteer fund raising consultant to various non-profits in the Philadelphia region.
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