MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 17, 2013) The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has announced Drew Chelosky has joined the organization as assistant dean for development. He will oversee donor relations for the Eberly College, including major/planned gifts, stewardship activities, and generate gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. He began his duties Oct. 16.
Chelosky previously served as the director of development and alumni affairs for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he oversaw all development operations from annual giving, to major gifts and planned giving.
“We look forward to having Drew onboard at the Eberly College. His background, track record and work ethic are just what we’re looking for to engage friends, alumni and other supporters in a college as large and diverse as ours,” said Robert H. Jones, dean of the College.
Chelosky, a native of Pittsburgh, earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College, and a master’s degree in public policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh. There he attended the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, where he completed a comprehensive research project on social entrepreneurship and non-profit management.
In his new role, Chelosky said he looks forward to growing the Eberly College’s development efforts to that of a nationally recognized program.
“Under Dean Jones, the Eberly College has really taken the next step in development. He realizes the opportunity that awaits with building a solid and engaging development program,” Chelosky said.
“Having that kind of vision as a dean is something that was a huge factor for me. That’s someone you want to work for.”
West Virginia University is in the midst of its largest private fundraising campaign in University history.
A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University is a $750 million comprehensive campaign being conducted by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University. It runs through December 2015.