Stacy Oliver Named Assistant Dean for Development January 8, 2013
Stacey Oliver, former Associate Director for Development in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has joined the College of Education as Assistant Dean for Development, effective Jan. 2.
Oliver fills the position that was held by Karl Miller.
“We feel fortunate to have secured someone for this position who already has extensive knowledge of the university culture, solid ties with the central development office and significant knowledge of UT’s fundraising strategies, goals and procedures,” said Manuel J. Justiz, dean of the College of Education. “In all, Stacey has around 18 years of experience in resource development and education.”
While at the Cockrell School Oliver designed and implemented a comprehensive development program for the Department of Biomedical Engineering and bolstered fundraising efforts in the Departments of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. During the past year, she was responsible for raising more than $1 million in philanthropic support for engineering through outright and planned gifts.
Her work in higher education settings also includes serving as Associate Director of Constituent Relations at St. Edward’s University, where she designed an award-winning constituent relations program and was key in orchestrating a wide array of donor-centered events.
In addition to being a seasoned higher education fundraiser, Oliver also has K-12 teaching experience, which complements the College of Education’s work. She has taught at Hill Elementary in Austin, where she was named Educator of the Year, and also taught in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Outside of the education arena, Oliver’s experience has included working as the Coordinator of Campaign Operations for the Seton Healthcare Network’s Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas. While there, she provided operational support for their $75 million capital campaign, which included a $2 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. She also has served as a consultant for KLRU-TV, strengthening its major gifts program by developing stewardship policies and protocols.
“I think we have selected a professional who seems to be uniquely well-suited, in experience and skills, to the College of Education,” said Justiz, “and I look forward to tapping her creativity and maximizing her talent for innovation as we strive to maintain our commitment to excellence. I feel that Stacey’s authentic interest in and love of education will be a great asset as she works to increase the college’s resources and support.”