Jennifer L. Heisey A&S '97

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Vice President for Alumni and Donor Experience and Chief Alumni Officer

Jennifer (Jen) Heisey returned to her alma mater in 2014 to lead UC’s alumni relations and annual giving efforts as vice president of alumni and donor experience and chief alumni officer.  In this role, she is part of the UC Advancement leadership team charged with inspiring a community of UC and UC Health supporters through the power of philanthropy. Heisey provides strategic leadership and vision for the UC Alumni Association and university-wide annual giving efforts while directing the efforts of staff and alumni volunteers. Her engagement work also cultivates a pipeline of development opportunities for the university.

In addition to receiving her UC degree in 1997, Heisey earned a Master’s degree in higher education administration from Wright State University. She is an active member and has served in various leadership positions with professional organizations including the Council for Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Before her return to UC in early 2014, Heisey served for two years as associate vice president for alumni relations and annual giving as well as executive director of the alumni association at the University of Louisville. Prior to that, she led alumni efforts for SUNY College at Buffalo. Her term at Buffalo State followed five years with the UC Alumni Association where she was chief operating officer and director of alumni relations.

In all, Heisey has more than 22 years of experience in university advancement at six institutions of higher education where she has developed exemplary leadership and relationship-building skills, and a national reputation as a leader in the industry.