Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation | Kent State University

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation

Stephen G. SokanyStephen G. Sokany

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation
Division of Institutional Advancement

Education

  • B.S., University of Detroit 
  • MBA, Kent State University

Job Description

Responsible for the overall leadership of the Division of Institutional Advancement to include the areas of Advancement Operations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Alumni Relations, Center for Gift and Estate Planning and Kent State University Foundation. Mr. Sokany oversees all institutional advancement planning to include alumni events and engagement activities around the country. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet and directs the activities of the Kent State University Foundation Board as its executive director. He provides support for the Board of Trustees External Relations and Development Committee.

Direct Reports

  • Senior Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Cornell Stinson
  • Senior Associate Vice President, Advancement Operations, Valoree Vargo
  • Chief Financial Officer, Kent State University Foundation, Jessica Vargo
  • Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations, Lori Randorf
  • Executive Director, Advancement Services, Laura Brown
  • Director, Foundation Relations, Benjamin Tipton
  • Campaign Director, Donna Adler
  • Assistant to an Executive Officer, Julie Rayl

Contact

ssokany@kent.edu, 330-672-0431

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