Georgetown administrator to head fundraising effort

By José L. Rodríguez, Development Communications


Scott Biddy

Scott Biddy

05 June 2002 | Following a nationwide search, the chief development officer at Georgetown University has been named associate vice chancellor of University Relations.

Scott Biddy, 38, will lead the campus’s fundraising operations. He assumes his new post Aug. 5.

Biddy will be responsible for managing diverse areas of the university’s development enterprise, including all aspects of fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, communications, operations and events. He will also serve as vice president of the UC Berkeley Foundation, the campus’s primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector.

“Scott Biddy is committed to the principle that the best fundraising practices support and extend the academic core of the university,” said Vice Chancellor for University Relations Donald McQuade. “Our faculty and students will benefit most from the leadership that Scott will bring to the UC Berkeley campus.”

At Georgetown, Biddy served as associate vice president for university development and oversaw the school’s $1-billion “Third Century Campaign.”

“The opportunity to serve an institution of such intellectual rigor and rich diversity is so compelling for me,” said Biddy. “I look forward to our work of furthering the institution’s noble mission through securing the support of those who value that mission.”

Prior to Georgetown, Biddy built a career in development and alumni relations at his alma mater, Rice University, culminating as interim vice president for university advancement. At Rice, he also served as associate vice president for development/alumni and as executive director of the Association of Rice Alumni.

Biddy joined higher education after six years in banking, ending as vice president for regulatory affairs at MNC Financial Inc. of Baltimore, Md.

He earned his bachelor of arts in English and managerial studies from Rice in 1986.


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