FIU Names Kenneth C. Hall as New Advancement VP

Screenshot of the announcement via email per President Jessell

Alexander Luzula | Assistant News Director

The Pennsylvania State University administrator Kenneth C. Hall has been named as the new Senior Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the FIU Foundation.

In his new position, Hall will be working as part of the Executive Leadership Team, working with university administration and Foundation leadership to prioritize and strategize university development, as well as alumni engagement.

The decision was announced in a statement sent out yesterday by President Jessell. 

“I look forward to working with Ken as he builds upon the achievements of our Next Horizon campaign, which concluded this summer having exceeded its $750 million goal by almost $100 million,” said Jessell in his statement.

Hall comes to FIU after working at Penn State for eight years, having helped raise over $650 million during his time as Assistant Vice President for University Development. 

He has also held similar positions at other universities, working at Bucknell University from 2007 to 2015, Messiah University from 2006 to 2007, and Susquehanna University from 2001 to 2006.

During his time at Penn State, he was also a visiting professor at Middlebury College Institute for International Studies at Monterey in California, instructing a course on fundraising methods and strategies.

He has also served as an international trade consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. 

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Penn State.

Hall will be replacing Pablo Ortiz, who has held both positions on an interim basis since May of this year, and is slated to begin working at FIU on Nov. 13.

“I look forward to working with Ken and the Advancement team as we continue to support FIU’s upward trajectory,” said President Jessell in his statement.

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