SOUTHFIELD—Gregory L. Cascione has been named special assistant to the president for development and alumni relations at Lawrence Technological University.
Cascione will oversee fundraising across the university, including alumni and donor relations, corporate and foundations relations, major and principal gifts, advancement services, stewardship, and annual giving. He will report directly to LTU President Virinder Moudgil, who made the announcement.
“In Dr. Cascione, we believe we have found a leader who can bring new vision to our efforts to support the university’s mission through philanthropy, and who can foster close and rewarding relationships among our thousands of alumni, both engaging them with their university and with each other,” Moudgil said.
Cascione has more than 30 years of professional experience in advancing philanthropy in higher education and the non-profit sector. He has served at a wide range of institutions, including Fordham University, Harvard Law School, and the University of Michigan, and as vice president for university advancement at the University of Detroit Mercy. In recent years, he has worked as an interim executive and consultant, assisting institutions with a special focus on fundraising and advancement.
“Lawrence Tech has a remarkable presence in higher education and for the quality and achievement of its graduates,’ said Cascione. “I look forward to working with LTU’s leaders, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in creating support for more scholarships, enhancing facilities, and sustaining the scholastic excellence that distinguishes our programs.”
Cascione earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Fordham University, a Master of Theological Studies in ethics from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in higher education from the University of Michigan. He has given numerous presentations on philanthropy and higher education, and is the author of the 2003 book, “Philanthropists in Higher Education: Institutional, Biographical, and Religious Motivations for Giving.”
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.