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C. Andrew McGadney has been named vice president and secretary of the College, Colby College President David A. Greene announced July 21. McGadney will come from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he serves as vice president for university advancement, a position he has held for eight years. He worked previously at Wesleyan University.
At Clark, McGadney led a $125-million comprehensive campaign and engineered significant increases in annual and corporate and foundation giving. He is a graduate of Wesleyan and Columbia universities and is currently completing a doctorate in education at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Andy is a collaborative, effective leader who brings to Colby a broad and deep knowledge of higher education,” said Greene. “He has demonstrated the ability to build great teams at Clark and Wesleyan and to support the work of faculty and students at the highest level. I am confident that the energy and expertise he brings will serve the College well in the coming years. We look forward to welcoming him to the community.”
As a member of the College’s senior administrative staff, McGadney will be the principal liaison to the Board of Trustees and will promote, facilitate, and support governance practices across the College. He will also oversee the implementation of a set of complex strategic initiatives that emerges through the College’s planning process.
“The opportunity to serve Colby College is a true honor and privilege,” said McGadney. “I look forward to partnering with Colby’s 20th president, David A. Greene, and to working with many of the people who have made the College so strong over the years.”
McGadney will begin his work at Colby in August. He and his wife, Camille, have three children and expect to move to Waterville this summer.