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Senior Vice President

David L. Unruh began his tenure as Senior Vice President of Drexel University’s Office of Institutional Advancement on November 1, 2014. With over two decades of executive experience in higher education, David brings a collaborative, transparent and inclusive approach to engaging alumni and donors in the life of the institution. David and his team develop and implement strategies for sustainable, long-term growth in unrestricted, restricted and endowment funds, as well as broadening the reach of alumni engagement.

Prior to his time at Drexel University, David served as senior vice president with Grenzebach Glier and Associates, an international full-service philanthropic management consulting firm serving non-profits. There, he served as co-lead of GG+A’s education practice area and to led the training practice. Focusing on higher education and health care, he managed a portfolio of active clients including Brandeis University, Nova Southeastern University, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, Ochsner Health System, Lebanon Valley College, Penn State University, Wichita State University, and George Washington University.

David’s professional experiences at institutions of higher learning have included serving as director of major gifts for Carnegie Mellon University, director of regional major gifts for The University of Pennsylvania, associate vice president of alumni relations and development at The University of Chicago and most recently senior vice president for institutional advancement at Temple University.

David holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Colby College.  He lives in West Chester with his wife, Marnie, and their two boys, Morgan and Dylan.