Dear Members of the University Community,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Mory as vice president for University Advancement, effective Oct. 1.
Scott currently serves as associate senior vice president at the University of Southern California, where he is director of USC’s $6 billion campaign. In this capacity he helped build the campaign infrastructure that coordinates activities among USC’s 20 schools and units and more than 450 development staff university-wide. Working closely with the president, senior leaders and trustees, he leads USC’s efforts to develop and implement strategies for the campaign’s top prospects.
Scott also brings deep experience in alumni engagement, having served six years as the chief executive officer of the USC Alumni Association. Before that he served as George Washington University’s assistant vice president for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, and has served as a consultant on alumni relations to a number of other universities. He also served a term on the George Washington University Board of Trustees.
As vice president for University Advancement, Scott will be instrumental in providing the support our faculty and students need to do their best work in the near term, while building a financial foundation for the university’s excellence in the future, in accord with our strategic plan. Scott’s leadership, strong track record and passion will provide an important contribution to raising our advancement efforts to a new level.
I express my profound gratitude to Cheri Hays and Michael Murphy for coordinating the extensive national search for this position, and to members of the senior leadership team for their input and engagement in this search process. I want to extend my special thanks to Pam Eager for leading the University Advancement team on an interim basis. Her commitment to the university as a leader and alumna will continue to be highly valuable to our efforts as we build momentum in advancement.
Please join me in welcoming Scott to Carnegie Mellon.