James Dicker, Temple University’s vice president for institutional advancement since 2014, plans to join the University of Delaware as vice president for development and alumni relations. His appointment at the University of Delaware is effective July 17, and his last day at Temple is July 7.
“Jim and the dedicated Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations teams work tirelessly to reach and involve alumni, donors and friends in creative and impactful ways,” President Richard M. Englert said. “We wish Jim well in his new role and thank him for helping to lead Temple to greater levels of donor support and alumni engagement.”
Dicker joined Temple after serving as vice president of development and college relations at his alma mater, Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he took on increasing levels of responsibility throughout more than 25 years in fundraising.
During his time at Temple, Dicker oversaw tremendous progress in donor support, which is increasingly critical in maintaining the university’s mission.
“The generosity of Temple donors directly supports our proud history of broadening access to an affordable and excellent education,” Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. O’Connor said. “I expect the multi-year period of growth for fundraising to continue as Temple’s visibility and reputation keep climbing.”
Fiscal year 2016 marked Temple’s second-highest fundraising total—more than $79 million—behind only the previous year’s $84.2 million. That best-ever mark capped three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising success. The current fiscal year ends June 30, and Temple is again on pace to reach record levels of support.
Meaghan Hogan, associate vice president of principal gifts, will serve as acting vice president of institutional advancement.