Griffin joins Oswego advancement team

Gregory GriffinGregory J. Griffin has been named associate vice president for development and alumni relations at SUNY Oswego.

In his new position, he will lead the efforts of the offices of alumni and parent relations, alumni and development communications, and annual giving.

He comes to SUNY Oswego from Syracuse University Library, where he was senior director of library development and external relations.

“We are thrilled to have Greg on board,” said Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kerry Casey Dorsey. “His wealth of experience and energy will help to propel alumni and university development forward in the future.”

Griffin has 14 years of experience in fundraising, events planning, sales and management of programs and staff. He raised more than $1.1 million at Syracuse University for library projects and operating needs, and tripled giving to the library since 2004.

Prior to joining the library, he was director of alumni and parent programs at St. Lawrence University. He has served as associate director of annual giving at Alfred University and in leadership positions at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he holds an MBA from Alfred University.

“I truly love what I do,” Griffin said. “Our work supports the future leaders of America—students—in addition to important scholarship and research by our faculty, and offers great benefits to our community.”

The new leader takes a comprehensive approach to his work in advancement. “We provide an experience for every alumnus and alumna—a lifelong experience, a holistic experience,” he said. “We engage our alumni, parents and friends in the future of the institution, and that enables them to reconnect with the paths they’ve shared.”

The former chair of Central New York Reads, among his many other volunteer and leadership positions, Griffin is himself an avid reader who frequently has four or five books going at once.

The Liverpool resident enjoys spending time with his family: his wife, Casey; and daughters Emma, 3; Taylor, 5; and Autumn, 11. Golf, skiing, watching baseball and hockey, and enjoying cultural events round out his interests.

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(Posted: Jun 01, 2007)