Jon Dellandrea, vice-president and chief advancement officer, and the architect of the Campaign for the University of Toronto, has accepted a senior administrative role at the University of Oxford starting in October.
“The University of Toronto is home for me and leaving is not easy,” says Dellandrea, who will serve as pro-vice-chancellor development and external affairs at Oxford. “It has been an enormous privilege to serve at one of North America’s premier universities.”
Under Dellandrea’s leadership, the Campaign succeeded in raising more than $1 billion for students, faculty and programs. Completed in 2003, one year ahead of schedule, the Campaign attracted gifts from 112,819 donors; of these, 50,000 made their first-ever gift to the university and 217 made gifts of $1 million or more.
“Jon Dellandrea has served the University of Toronto with passion, intensity and enormous success in his 11 years as VP,” says interim president Frank Iacobucci. “His history with U of T is filled with accomplishment, and his dedication to the university is extraordinary.”
Dellandrea has had a long association with U of T, where he earned a bachelor of arts, and master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education. He is a professor in the division of management and economics at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and in the Rotman School of Management, and an associate senior fellow of Massey College. He will remain at the university until the end of June.