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The Vice President for University Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the University and advises the President and the Board on all matters pertaining to the management and operations of development, alumni relations, and advancement services. This includes oversight of all policies and programs related to major and planned giving, annual giving, special campaign, alumni and parent engagement events and online activities, the alumni magazine and the alumni medal awards, donor stewardship and annual donor reports, and serving as the chief fundraiser for the institution along with the President. 


Karen Krakowiak

Karen Krakowiak is the point of contact for University Advancement. Karen came to John Carroll in 2012, with several years of experience in higher education and the public sector. She has worked with Annual Giving, Development and Advancement Services and now provides support for the VP for University Advancement.

Phone: 216-397-4345