Gustavus Alumnus Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement Posted on June 19th, 2008 by

Tom Young is a 1988 graduate of Gustavus.

Tom Young is a 1988 graduate of Gustavus.

Gustavus Adolphus College President-elect Jack R. Ohle has named Thomas W. Young, a 1988 Gustavus graduate, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Young, who currently serves as Interim Co-director for the fundraising unit at the College, will assume his new duties on July 14, 2008.

“Tom is an exceptionally talented fundraising professional with a long and distinguished record and commitment to his alma mater where he has strong and extensive relationships with alumni and friends of the College reaching all the way to our roots in Sweden,” said President-elect Ohle, who takes office July 1. “I look forward to working closely with Tom as we plan for the College’s future advancement.”

Together with Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Teresa Harland, Young led the department for the past fiscal year, during which it posted a 17.4 percent increase in total dollars raised over the prior year.

Before coming to Gustavus, Young’s career included time with two international fundraising firms and a consulting firm in the Twin Cities. His consulting background included fundraising campaigns in the United States as well as providing leadership for fundraising programs for institutions on the Indian subcontinent. He also served as the three-year resident consultant for the first capital campaign for higher education in Scandinavia at Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden.

Young is a proud third generation Gustavus alumnus. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Meredith, and their three children Carl-Erik, Olivia, and Sydney.

“This is a wonderful time in the life of the College. I am profoundly honored that President Ohle has extended this opportunity to me. The College is well positioned for success, and I look forward to working with our philanthropic partners to raise the resources critical to ensuring access and excellence for our students,” Young said.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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