Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Derek Wesley as vice president for Institutional Advancement, effective July 1, 2011.
As vice president for Institutional Advancement, Wesley is responsible for all fundraising activities at the college including annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, and capital campaigns. He serves as the executive director of the Alfred State Development Fund, Inc., and works closely with the Alumni Council and internal and external stakeholders, including business and industry, retirees, and grant-funding organizations.
“The Alfred State College community is pleased that Dr. Wesley will be joining us this summer,” said Anderson. “He has a proven track record and will bring energy and enthusiasm to the task of helping secure the college’s financial future.”
Prior to joining the ASC community, Wesley served in a similar capacity as vice president for institutional advancement at Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD. Additionally, Wesley has worked as the assistant director of special gifts and Catholic education for the Diocese of Providence (RI); and as assistant director of operations and research, Alumni/Development Office at Providence College (RI). Additionally, Wesley has taught history courses at the Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick.
Wesley is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), Planned Giving Council of Rhode Island (PGCRI), and the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA).
Wesley holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI; two master’s degrees: educational administration and history, from Providence College (RI), a bachelor’s degree in history from UMASS, Amherst, and teaching certificates (MA & RI) in history and social studies.
He is married to the former Michelle Laflamme; they are the parents of Nicholas, 4, and Alexander, 1.