Utah State University
Mathew T. White

LOGAN — Utah State University has selected Mathew T. White to be its new chief fundraiser as vice president for advancement and president of the USU Foundation.

White is currently the associate vice president of collegiate development at Kansas State University, where he helped the school raise more than $1 billion in a recently completed capital campaign. His fundraising experience includes major gifts, endowments, principal gifts and annual giving.

White earned a bachelor’s in secondary education from the University of Evansville in 2000, and a master’s in higher education administration in 2004 from Saint Louis University, where he is now working toward a doctorate in higher education administration and public policy. He expects to graduate in May 2018.

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He has more than 15 years of development experience and is an adjunct professor for the Staley School of Leadership Studies. Prior to his responsibilities at Kansas State, he was vice president and chief development officer of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in St. Louis, where he supervised a hospital development, marketing and public relations team.

White will spearhead a new universitywide fundraising campaign that builds off a previous endeavor in which the university raised $512 million ― more than doubling its original goal by the time the campaign ended in 2012.

White replaces Dave Cowley and Neil Abercrombie, who have been acting vice presidents for advancement since April 2016. Cowley will continue as vice president for business and finance, and Abercrombie will continue as vice president for federal and state relations.