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Albert R. Checcio

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Senior Vice President, University Advancement

University Advancement

Albert R. Checcio was appointed senior vice president for university advancement effective August 23, 2010. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the university’s overall advancement efforts on both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses and for building partnerships with all of USC’s philanthropic and volunteer communities, including prominent individual supporters, charitable foundations, corporate donors, alumni and friends. He reports directly to the president and works closely with the provost and the deans in developing advancement plans and infrastructure to fulfill the university’s potential and support its continued academic ascent. He also staffs the Development Committee and the Alumni Affairs Committee of the USC Board of Trustees.

Upon his arrival at USC, Checcio played an instrumental role in organizing and launching the $6 billion Campaign for the University of Southern California, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history and largest active campaign in American higher education. The campaign went public on Sept. 15, 2011.

Checcio is a nationally recognized development leader with 35 years’ experience at a range of institutions in higher education and health care. For five years before joining USC, he was vice president of development and university relations at Fordham University. His previous experience encompasses the design and execution of fundraising campaigns at a number of universities – including American University in Washington, D.C., Temple University in Philadelphia, the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University in Philadelphia – and service as vice president of development at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University.

Senior Staff

Tracey L. Vranich
Vice President for Advancement Services

Patrick Auerbach
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations

Doug Byers
Associate Senior Vice President for Development Operations

Melany Duval
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Development and
Senior Associate Dean, Keck School of Medicine

Sam Lopez
Assistant Vice President and Associate Campaign Director

Julie Lucas
Associate Senior Vice President for Advancement

Scott M. Mory
Associate Senior Vice President and Campaign Director

Chris Yates
Associate Senior Vice President for Major and Planned Gifts

Last Updated: 2/10/14