The new vice president of University Advancement at Sacred Heart University is Megan Rock. The Division of University Advancement includes the Development Office and the Alumni Relations Office.
In this new role, Ms. Rock is responsible for increasing philanthropic support for the University. This means all fundraising activities for the University from private and public sources. She will also engage with University alumni.
Megan Rock was vice president for Institutional Advancement at Southern Connecticut State University, where she served as chief development officer with responsibility for marketing, alumni relations, development and the management of leadership-level prospects.
At Connecticut State University, she secured the single largest outright gift in university history; soliciting the first-ever gift for the naming of a university facility and receiving a gift of $1.3 million to establish the first endowed chair in the university’s 116-year history. Over a time period of five years, she consistently increased philanthropic support for the university.
An Alumnus of the University of Maryland, Megan Rock earned a bachelor degree in textile marketing, and she said she chose Sacred Heart University because of its overall mission, established identity and the high regard that alumni have for the University. She said, “Those things make my job a lot easier.” Sacred Heart University is also entering a new phase with the inauguration of its sixth president.
One of Rock’s goals is to engage more of the University community in development activities. “Fundraising is not just the responsibility of the Development Office; everyone has a role,” she said. “This is a really special time here, and I have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of alumni and friends whose support will have an impact now and in the future.”