Campus News

Development office finalizes reorganization

The development office has been reorganized to enhance fundraising efforts as UGA advances its comprehensive campaign. The campaign will support the university’s highest priorities and advance its strategic plan.

As part of the reorganization, a senior associate vice president for development and alumni relations has been hired.

Jay Stroman, who is currently the vice president for advancement at Young Harris College, will serve as chief operating officer for the division beginning Jan. 12. He previously was vice president for university development at Mercer University.

“Jay brings to UGA a strong record of building teams, growing a culture of philanthropy and raising significant resources,” said Kelly Kerner, vice president for development and alumni relations. “I look forward to working with him.”

The reorganization has clarified roles within the division and built teams around the goal of greater effectiveness. “These changes will create a framework to grow and better meet the university’s needs as we embark on the largest comprehensive campaign in our history,” Kerner said. “To raise more than a billion dollars, we need to be more collaborative in our work, and the team needs to grow over time to ensure that we can deliver those resources to students, faculty and research priorities.”