ATLANTA—Nancy Duncan Porter has been named as the next Assistant Vice President for Development for the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University effective Nov. 16.
Porter, who fills the vacancy left by Chad Dillard, comes to Georgia State with more than 16 years of fundraising experience. She worked most recently as the Chief Development Officer at the Purdue Research Foundation and the College of Science where her work drove increases in funding to support student success and research endeavors.
She launched two multimillion-dollar university facility campaigns and completed a $2 billion university campaign that successfully increased donor acquisition and donor support. She also secured a 131% increase in scholarship support, raised funds to support five new professorships and doubled the number of $1 million gifts.
“I am very excited to have Nancy join Georgia State’s College of Arts & Sciences in this critically important leadership role,” said Dean Sara Rosen. “I’m confident that the success she brought to Purdue will follow her to Georgia State.”
Prior to working at Purdue, Porter served as the Director of Development at the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine where she increased their external relations profile and secured scholarship support for two additional campuses of the College. She also spent five years managing fundraising and donor gifts at Denison University as a Development Officer.
“I’m thrilled to join the team at the College of Arts and Sciences” Porter said. “Georgia State’s mission to help all students achieve their potential is inspirational. I look forward to doing my part to build strong connections between alumni and others in the community who want to support students as they pursue their dreams.”