NDMU Names New Vice President of Institutional Advancement and University Communications

Dr. Carroll Galvin D’23, an NDMU Staff Member Since 2016, Promoted to VP Role Effective September 1
Carroll Galvin

By: Erik Pedersen, Senior Communications Manager

BALTIMORE – Notre Dame of Maryland University named a seasoned fundraising leader as its next vice president of institutional advancement and university communications, effective September 1, 2023.

Dr. Carroll Galvin D’23, who has been a member of the NDMU community since February 2016, served as senior director of grants and advancement operations prior to becoming the interim vice president of institutional advancement and university communications in June. He will oversee several departments on campus, including Advancement, Alumnae and Alumni Engagement, Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants, University Communications, and the Women’s Leadership Institute of Baltimore.

“Carroll has played a leadership role in NDMU’s successful Go Beyond Campaign, recently facilitating a new stretch goal of $50 million,” said Dr. Yam. “His portfolio includes grants, advancement operations and fundraising. Carroll worked on the Paycheck Protection Program as well as other highly competitive federal and state grants with faculty and staff, and he has successfully prepared, presented and secured major gifts from individual donors. It is with great pleasure that I announce this promotion, and I wish him well in his new role.”

Dr. Galvin is a recent graduate of NDMU’s Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations Ph.D. program. He previously earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mount St. Mary’s University, where he held roles as director of grants & research and coordinator of stewardship and scholarship prior to joining Notre Dame.

During his time at NDMU, Dr. Galvin has helped secure several multi-million dollar grants, including a highly competitive Paycheck Protection Program which at $4.9 million was the largest public grant in University history, and a recent $1.8 million federal grant supporting the School of Nursing’s nurse practitioner master’s programs. In fiscal year 2021, he played a primary role in securing a record-breaking total of over $12 million in new grant and foundation awards.

“I am truly humbled to assume the role of vice president for institutional advancement and university communications at such a historic time in Notre Dame’s history,” said Dr. Galvin. “I look forward to working alongside President Yam and the Board of Trustees towards completing Go Beyond: The Campaign for Notre Dame of Maryland University ahead of schedule and well over its original $45 million fundraising goal. The passion and dedication of our NDMU community continues to be an inspiration to me, and I look forward to this new opportunity to serve our students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni.”

Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.

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