Chris Fornadel serves as director of advancement for the College of the Arts. In this role, is the sole philanthropic advisor for one of the largest and most academically diverse units within the university. Chris has contributed greatly to the College’s fundraising efforts across schools, programs and channels, aligning these initiatives with the arts and culture industries while also adding a strategic voice in major and principal gift conversations.
Chris is a proud Kent State alumnus who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies and is currently earning an MBA. He began working at Kent State in May 2018 after serving on the School of Theatre and Dance Advisory board for many years.
His favorite thing about Kent State is working alongside creative students, educators and professional artists.