Valoree Vargo currently serves as the senior associate vice president and chief operating officer of Kent State University Advancement Operations.
Valoree’s team leads all advancement and alumni communications, advancement events, donor relations, stewardship, volunteer outreach, leadership annual giving, annual giving, Giving Tuesday activities and the Kent State University phone center.
Valoree began her career at Kent State in 2010 as the executive director of Donor Services. In 2014, she was asked by President Beverly Warren to design and produce the president’s Listening Tour, stopping at more than 200 locations to visit with and receive input and feedback from students, alumni, community leaders, legislators, faculty and donors.
In January 2015, Valoree was appointed to the president’s team as the first associate chief of staff to serve the president. In 2016, she returned home to Institutional Advancement and Advancement Operations in her current role.
Prior to working at Kent State, Valoree was the head of communications for the International Post Corporation (IPC) in Brussels, Belgium. She also served as the executive director for Advancement Events and Communications at George Washington University, and was the director of Marketing and Communications at the United States Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this role in D.C., Valoree directed the national media and public relations programs and produced the United States Postal Service's Worldwide Olympic Games sponsorship in Barcelona, Spain and Albertville, France.
Valoree graduated from Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA, and is currently studying art history at Kent State.