Tom Herbert was appointed Miami University’s Vice President of University Advancement effective October 1, 2012. He leads an advancement staff of approximately one hundred in all areas of alumni relations and development. He is also the President of the Miami University Foundation.
Prior to his current position Tom was at Dartmouth College where he first held the position of Associate Vice President, Individual Giving and was promoted to Vice President of Development. Before his Dartmouth appointment he served in various roles at Indiana University, including Director of Planned Giving, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President for University Wide Programs at the Indiana University Foundation. He also served as an Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Michigan. Tom began his advancement career as a Gift Planning Officer at Drake University.
Tom presents at development conferences for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (“CASE”), is a past presenter at the Big Ten Fundraising Institute as well as at Rice University’s Center of Philanthropy. He has also developed and taught fundraising courses at Indiana University and co-authored a textbook on major and planned giving. Currently Tom serves on the CASE National Commission on Philanthropy and is a past member of the national board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (“NACUBO’) - the only advancement professional to do so.
Tom holds a BA in History from Northwestern University (’89) and a JD with honors from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law (’94).