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Bruce Mack named interim vice president of University Advancement

Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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UNI NEWS SERVICES – Bruce Mack has been named interim vice president of University Advancement at the University of Northern Iowa. Mack most recently served as director of Development for Regional Programs at University of Nevada, Reno. He also served as associate vice president for Development and Alumni Relations and associate executive director and secretary of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation. Mack will assume his duties at UNI on Jan. 10, 2019.

Bruce Mack
Bruce Mack has been named interim VP of University Advancement at UNI. He will begin his new duties on Jan. 10, 2019.

"Bruce is a skilled administrator with a background in managing professional and volunteer relationships, marketing, organizational enhancement and program development," said UNI President Mark Nook. "His expertise with fundraising and capital projects will transition well to UNI, and his leadership will lay the foundation for the permanent vice president of University Advancement."

Mack said he is looking forward to working with the UNI community and Advancement division.

"I am grateful to President Nook and other members of the campus community for the opportunity to come to the University of Northern Iowa," said Mack. "I am impressed with what the university has achieved to date in raising private gift support and look forward to working with people on campus to identify new and increased sources of philanthropic support."

While at the University of Nevada, Reno, Mack worked with the vice president for Development and Alumni Relations to successfully increase the university's annual fundraising results from $20-$25 million to $40-$60 million, managed a portfolio of prospective donors, developed the plans and coordinated work for the university's $500 million capital campaign—"Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada"—and served on committees that successfully completed fundraising for multiple campus buildings.

Mack has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Adult and Continuing Education and a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University. Before his time at the University of Nevada, Reno, Mack served numerous colleges and universities in advancement and development roles.

Mack replaces Lisa Baronio, who announced in December 2018 that she was leaving her role at UNI after nearly four years of service. UNI is conducting a nationwide search for the vice president of University Advancement.