Saint Xavier University appoints director of development
Bill McGuire named to post
Chicago (March 10, 2008) Saint Xavier University announced the appointment of Bill McGuire as director of development on Monday, March 3.
McGuire, who was selected after a national search, will coordinate all fundraising efforts for the university. He will report to Vice President for University Advancement Steven Murphy.
“Mr. McGuire’s extensive fundraising and administrative experience at other outstanding institutions will provide leadership and clear direction as we pursue our goal of being recognized as a leading Catholic university,” Murphy said.
McGuire, of Park Ridge, has more than 20 years of development experience and most recently served for 12 years as vice president of The Associated Colleges of Illinois, a consortium of 23 liberal arts colleges and universities. Prior to becoming vice president, he was the consortium’s director of development for three years.
He has previously worked as associate director of development for WTTW/Chicago, director of major gifts for the Newberry Library, director of development information systems and director of development research at DePaul University, a consultant at Notre Dame University and Brookfield Zoo, a prospect researcher at University of Chicago and an adjunct professor of art history at Northern Illinois University.
“I am honored to be selected for this position and look forward to contributing to Saint Xavier’s growing culture of philanthropy in support of its academic mission, community service and Catholic identity,” McGuire said.
McGuire holds a B.A. in history from John Carroll University and an M.A. in art history from Villa Schifanoia Dominican University in Florence, Italy. He is a University of Chicago art history doctoral candidate.
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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.
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