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University welcomes new vice president of alumni and development
Stucky to start Nov. 22
ANGOLA — This month, Trine University will welcome a new vice president who has years of educational experience that spans the globe.
Kent D. Stucky, a Berne, Ind., native will start his new position as vice president for alumni and development Nov. 22. He replaces Bob Remington, who will now serve as vice president emeritus and as major gifts officer who will cover and travel the eastern region of the United States.
Remington served the university as vice president for development during its very successful $90 million Vision for the Future campaign before retiring in August 2007. He returned to serve, again, in that capacity in October 2009 and will continue on the staff as the institution moves forward to kick off its next capital campaign.
“Kent not only has years of experience as a seasoned development officer in the educational realm and as an attorney, he brings a sense of the global community to Trine,” said Earl D. Brooks II, president of Trine University. “He will help us achieve our goals as we move forward with the planning of our next capital campaign, which will help fund multiple projects, scholarships and endowments.”
Stucky will bring nearly 20 years of higher education experience to Trine. Most recently, he served as the associate vice president for university development at Loyola University in Chicago. While there, he helped to secure a $20 million commitment — at that time, the largest in the school’s history. He also directed the university’s $500 million capital campaign, which met its goal three years ahead of schedule.
Prior to his time at Loyola, he worked as the vice president for institutional advancement at Goshen College where he exceeded a $22 million music building campaign goal.
“My experience in all areas of institutional advancement and development at a number of institutions has prepared me to serve and lead at Trine,” Stucky said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to serve at a progressive university making big strides toward the future.”
Stucky is a native of Berne, Ind. He graduated from Goshen College in 1973, and he earned a juris doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., in 1978. He later pursued a Master of Arts in theological studies from Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., in 1997.
He worked with the Mennonite Central Committee in the 1980s and ’90s to initiate and administer community health, medical, economic, educational and agricultural development programs in the West Bank and Gaza. He also helped sponsor a dialogue initiative between Israelis and Palestinians.