Colm joined the University of Alberta in March 2011 as Associate Vice-President (Office of University Development). In this role, he coordinated university-wide fundraising priorities, managed outreach to leading individual donors, and oversaw the development of major gifts, and annual and planned giving programs that promote philanthropy across the entire institution.
Colm has served as Interim Vice-President (Advancement) since September 2014. During this time, he has been instrumental in the growth and ongoing success of the Office of Advancement, which raised over $115 million during 2014-2015.
Colm will leave the University of Alberta September 15, 2015, and thanks to his leadership of the portfolio over the last year, be handing over an excellent Advancement operation to incoming Vice President (Advancement) Heather McCaw.
My congratulations to Colm on his new position at Suffolk University, and on behalf of all of the members of the UAlberta community, I extend our best wishes for his future success.
David H. Turpin, CM, LLD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor