Regis College is pleased to announce the appointment of Staci Shea, a Needham resident, as vice president of institutional advancement. Shea, who previously served as interim vice president of institutional advancement, will oversee advancement and alumni engagement, and will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy.
“Staci has proven herself as an innovative and effective leader to advance the strategic goals of our university’s advancement office,” said university President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN.
Shea joined the advancement team in April 2018 and has overseen the university’s Let It Shine Gala while expanding Regis’ leadership donor base through the creation and strengthening of giving societies, donor recognition programming, and strategic engagement.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of the Regis family for the last two and half years,” said Shea. “I am honored to continue to lead the Office of Institutional Advancement as we work to further engage our alumni and donor community while serving the needs of our students and the mission of Regis.”
With more than 15 years of experience in higher education development and fundraising, Shea has worked in a variety of roles at institutions in Greater Boston including MIT Sloan School of Management, Northeastern University, and most recently, Emmanuel College where she led the annual giving program as director of the Emmanuel Fund, increasing donor retention and leadership annual giving by 30 percent. Her extensive experience has enabled her to become a well-rounded development professional with a holistic approach to institutional advancement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University.