Springfield College Announces New Vice President for Development and Alumni RelationsNovember 2, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 2, 2009 – Springfield College today announced that John A. White has been named the new vice president for development & alumni relations. White, who most recently had been the interim director of development at the college, assumed his new role on Oct. 1, 2009.
Since joining Springfield College in 2001, White has served in a number of key positions. As major gifts officer, he was part of a team that raised $44.5 million for the most successful campaign in the college’s history, a total that was 11 percent over the original goal. In addition, White oversaw the completion of a $1 million fundraising “mini-challenge” to name an outdoor sports complex, and he played a significant role in establishing the college’s major gifts program.
“We are pleased to have John accept this position and to have already benefited from his experience in many areas,” said President Richard B. Flynn. “John played a key role in the success of The Campaign for Springfield College, which has enabled us to provide the best possible learning and living environment for our students. John’s history of accomplishment at the college, his experience in all aspects of fundraising, and his thorough understanding of the college and its mission brings leadership to our alumni relations and development teams. This leadership will help us to build upon our past successes and strengthen connections with our alumni and friends.”
White earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a master’s in public administration from Framingham State College. He previously worked at Bryant College and the University of Rhode Island in sports communications, directing communications initiatives and generating regional and national media attention.
White lives in Granby, Mass., with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.