Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation

Valoree Vargo

Valoree Vargo

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


  • Alumna of Mount Aloysius College, PA

Job Description

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

Direct Reports

  • Chief Financial Officer, Kent State University Foundation, Jessica Vargo
  • Executive Director, Advancement Events, Jennifer Arnold
  • Assistant Vice President, Advancement Information Services, Laura Brown
  • Assistant Vice President, Advancement Communications, Leigh Greenfelder
  • Executive Director, Donor Relations, Stewardship and Volunteer Management, Scott McKinney
  • Associate Vice President for Advancement, Michael J. Pasquarella
  • Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations, Lori Randorf
  • Executive Director, Foundation Relations, Benjamin Tipton
  • Director, Advancement Operations, Misty Williamson
  • Assistant Foundation Board Secretary and Assistant to an Executive Officer, Julie Rayl


Learn more about the Division of Institutional Advancement