Villanova University appoints Kevin W. Noller as vice president for University Advancement
Kevin W. Noller ’04 CLAS, ’09 MBA, a seasoned leader who has been Villanova’s top fundraiser over the last decade, has been named vice president for University Advancement after a nationwide search.
“Kevin’s familiarity with and commitment to Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic mission, coupled with a proven track record of securing transformative philanthropic gifts and developing high-performing teams, made him stand out in a very talented group of candidates,” says University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS.
In addition to Noller, Father Peter announced another new leader within University Advancement: Sheila Doherty has been appointed associate vice president for Alumni Relations, overseeing all alumni engagement and affinity programs in support of the University’s more than 135,000 alumni worldwide.
In his new role, Noller oversees all areas within the Office of University Advancement and is tasked with fundraising in support of the priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan, Rooted. Restless., as well as planning the next comprehensive capital campaign.
“It is an honor to serve my alma mater in this important role. Working at Villanova is more than a job for me, and I am driven by my deep connection to this exceptional community of alumni, faculty, staff and students.”
Kevin W. Noller ’04 CLAS, ’09 MBA
“It is an honor to serve my alma mater in this important role. Working at Villanova is more than a job for me, and I am driven by my deep connection to this exceptional community of alumni, faculty, staff and students,” Noller says.
He previously served as Villanova’s associate vice president for Major Gifts, leading a team of nearly 50 that has collectively raised more than $850 million for the University.
Doherty was previously the director of Career Managment, supporting the career interests of alumni, graduate students and adult learners, before becomoing interim associate vice president of Alunni Relations in July 2022.