Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development
5801 S. Ellis Avenue, 416
Chicago, IL 60637
Ken Manotti was named Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development in April 2012.
In this role, he works closely with the University's academic, administrative, and board leadership to set the overall strategy, direction, and organization for development, alumni relations, and campaign planning.
Manotti collaborates with the deans and directors of each of the University's schools, units, and divisions to maximize support for all areas of the institution. He supports efforts to advance the University's mission by encouraging the intellectual, social, professional, and philanthropic engagement of all members of the worldwide University of Chicago community.
Manotti has more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement. Previously, he served as the University's senior associate vice president for principal gifts. He came to Chicago in October 2011, after serving as vice president for institutional advancement at the American University in Cairo (AUC). There, he managed a large staff and directed university-wide development, alumni affairs, and marketing/communications programs in the United States, Middle East, and Europe. Prior to his work at AUC, he was the associate dean for external affairs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he directed the $550-million Wharton campaign.
From 1992 to 2000, Manotti worked for Columbia University as director of leadership gifts and assistant vice president for alumni relations and development. He began his development career at the University of Pennsylvania, serving in various positions.
He holds a B.A. degree in English and political science from Dickinson College.