Eastern Michigan University names Tom Stevick as vice president for advancement and executive director of the foundation

by Geoff Larcom, Published November 09, 2010

YPSILANTI – Tom Stevick has been named vice president for advancement and executive director of the foundation at Eastern Michigan University. The appointment is effective Dec. 20, 2010. 

Stevick previously worked at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2006 as interim vice president for advancement and executive director of development for the foundation.  He joins Eastern from Ohio Northern University, where he has served as vice president for university advancement since 2006. At Ohio Northern, he directed a 30-person staff in fundraising, alumni relations and marketing for the 3,600 student, private university and served as a member of the president's cabinet and executive decision-making team.  

"Tom brings a wealth of leadership and advancement experience to EMU," said President Susan Martin.  "He is the right person at the right time to lead our advancement team, and was highly respected at EMU during his previous tenure.  The fact that he knows Eastern so well will enable him to hit the ground running. With his outstanding fundraising experience and accomplishments, he will continue the momentum of 'Invest. Inspire. The Campaign for Eastern Michigan University.'"

As the VP for Advancement at Eastern Michigan, Stevick will oversee all development and alumni relations strategies, operations and campaign planning processes needed to help the University achieve its short- and long-term goals. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity to return to a university that I have always considered a special place," said Stevick.  "Eastern has the talent, the resources and a revitalizing sense of momentum as it more effectively engages alumni and friends around the world.  I am looking forward to continuing to expand our efforts as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the success of our students and the development of first-class facilities and learning environments." 

Prior to his work at Ohio Northern and Eastern, Stevick was assistant dean of development for the Arizona State University College of Law from 1999-2002, and senior development officer for the University of Michigan Law School from 1996-1999.  For six years before that he was an attorney in Ann Arbor, practicing with the law firms of Dykema and Malley & Fett, and also served for eight years as grant manager for the City of Fairmont in West Virginia. 

Stevick earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School; a master's degree in public administration from West Virginia University; and a bachelor's degree in political science from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV. 

He was hired following a nationwide search that began in June 2010.  Linda McGill, who served as interim vice president of advancement while the search was under way, will return to her primary responsibilities as special assistant to the president. 

Stevick's annual salary will be $220,000, and he will be eligible for incentive-based compensation to a maximum of $10,000 annually, based on criteria established by the President.

The "Invest, Inspire." campaign was launched in April 2010.  So far, it has reached more than $36.7 million of its $50 million goal. 




Geoff Larcom



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