UA Foundation Names Senior VP of Development, University Campaigns

UA Foundation Names Senior VP of Development, University Campaigns

By University of Arizona Foundation
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Roger Neuhaus
Roger Neuhaus

The University of Arizona Foundation has named Roger Neuhaus senior vice president of development and university campaigns.

Neuhaus is assuming a newly created position that is part of a larger reorganization of the UA Foundation. His background includes major gift prospecting and campaign planning and management.

"The University of Arizona plays on a world-class stage," Neuhaus said. "It has a proud tradition and I'm looking forward to helping it grow."

Neuhaus is currently vice president of development and community relations for Verde Valley Medical Center, part of the Northern Arizona Healthcare System.

At the UA, Neuhaus will help oversee private gifts to the University, which he said will become increasingly important over the next several years.

"Roger’s 22 years of fundraising experience in both higher education and not-for-profit health care systems is ideal for our organization," said UA Foundation President James H. Moore Jr. "I’m confident he’ll make an immediate and meaningful contribution to The University of Arizona."

From 2001 to 2004, Neuhaus served as associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement at Southern Illinois University and executive director of development for the SIU Foundation. He was involved in development and public outreach for the Iowa Healthcare System.

Neuhaus holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

He is a past board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona, an organization he has volunteered with for 12 years in three different communities. Other community service includes serving as a board member for the Grand Theater Company in Iowa and Special Olympics of Arizona.

Neuhaus begins his position at the UA Foundation on Aug. 4. He and his wife, Theresa, have two sons, Aaron, 17, and Travis, 15.

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