Kessler named interim associate vice president
By Terry McGuire
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 08 - October 16, 1997
Charles Steger, vice president for Development and University Relations, has appointed Nevin Kessler interim associate vice president for university development. Kessler succeeds Michael Carroll, who left Virginia Tech in September to become vice president for development and alumni affairs at Rutgers University.
Kessler, who most recently served as director of corporate and foundation relations, will continue to manage that function directly, which focuses on securing gifts and commitments from corporations and foundations. In his new position, Kessler will be responsible for all aspects of fund raising for the university, including the final year of the Campaign for Virginia Tech as well as the operation of such central development programs as the annual fund, planned giving, development research, donor stewardship, and fund raising for university programs.
He will also direct the fund-raising activities of development directors for the colleges, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center, and the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
"I am extremely pleased that we have someone with Nevin's leadership and managerial skills to direct the university's fund-raising efforts on a daily basis" Steger said. "His capabilities, along with those of everyone else in Development and University Relations, will be particularly needed if we are to maintain momentum in the final year of the campaign."
Kessler joined Virginia Tech in 1993 as director of development for the Pamplin College of Business. Before that, he held positions in career planning and placement with the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor's in history from Dickinson College and a master's in college-student personnel from Bowling Green State University.