Gary Cordova, a longtime leader in higher education, has been selected as the Chaminade’s new Vice President of Advancement.
Cordova brings over 20 years of experience in public and private universities and independent private schools, including as the head of Chaminade’s advancement office from 2002 to 2007.
He returns to Chaminade from Mid-Pacific Institute, where as head of advancement he tripled its annual fund and quadrupled its major gifts from 2013 to today, launched major gift and international fundraising programs and oversaw a strategic initiative for long-term financial planning.
Cordova’s resume also features successful work in advancement and strategic development in higher education, including at the University of Oregon, Williamette University and the University of Chicago.
Donor support is critical to Chaminade’s ability to meet its mission, and Cordova steps into the advancement role at a critical time.
He looks forward to collaborating with existing donors and forming partnerships with new ones, all the while underscoring Chaminade’s direct impact on the lives of students.
Cordova, who describes himself as a team player and an out-of-the-box thinker, is also interested in generating new opportunities for philanthropy that tap into donor interests.
A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Cordova also received a master’s degree in English from Stanford University.
He began his new role on July 1. Please join us in welcoming him back to Chaminade!