Past Experience In Fund-Raising, Alumni Relations Will Come In
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
told ANN this week the company has selected fund-raising and alumni
relations professional Daniel Montplaisir as vice president for
institutional advancement. Montplaisir's first day on the job will
be March 7.
Montplaisir comes to Embry-Riddle from Rollins College, where he
was director of alumni relations and development for the nationally
ranked Crummer Graduate School of Business. During his five-year
tenure at Rollins, he increased financial donations to the business
school by 500 percent -- largely from alumni, individuals, and
"I'm pleased that Dan has agreed to join our team. He brings a
wealth of development experience from a college that has been very
successful in this arena," said John P. Johnson, president of
Embry-Riddle. "Dan will be a good fit for our university, and I
expect great things from him."
At Embry-Riddle, Montplaisir will be responsible for developing
internal and external relationships that are supportive of the
university's goals and mission. He will report to the president. He
will oversee a staff of 22 that is responsible for planned giving,
major gifts, events, grants, alumni relations, donor relations,
annual giving, and a capital campaign.
"Embry Riddle is an outstanding university built by dedicated,
brilliant people. The faculty, staff, and alumni understand the
unique educational needs of engineering and aerospace-related
industries and how to prepare students for them," Montplaisir said.
"One of the biggest priorities of the institution is to expand
Embry-Riddle's endowment and increase the percentage of
participation from its alumni and friends."
Previously, Montplaisir (shown above) was successful in
fund-raising and alumni relations positions at the University of
Central Florida's College of Arts and Sciences, where he solicited
major gifts during that university's $180 million It's Central to
Our Future campaign, and at the Lambda Chi Alpha International
Fraternity, where he headed fund raising and alumni programs for
Montplaisir earned a master of science in management at Indiana
Wesleyan University and a bachelor's degree in liberal studies with
a business and communication emphasis at the University of Central