Kathleen O’Malley began her role as Associate VP for Institutional Advancement on
September first. As the AVP, she provides leadership, direction, and coordination
for the comprehensive annual fundraising program and manages capital, major and endowment
campaigns for the College. She supervises development communications, coordinates
development-related special events and oversees the identification, cultivation, solicitation,
and stewardship of donors.
O’Malley was formerly with Roanoke College where she facilitated efforts to inform,
engage, and acknowledge college benefactors. She managed development and campaign
communications and implemented strategies in support of fundraising.
Before her 13-year tenure at Roanoke College, O’Malley worked as the vice president
for a non-profit women’s healthcare agency and as an account executive in an advertising
agency. She attended Indiana University-Purdue University and Virginia Western Community
College and brings to Ferrum over 30 years of marketing and communications experience
along with messaging, annual giving, campaign, alumni programs, special events, volunteer
management and staff development skills.
Kathleen can be contacted at:
(540) 365-6940 Komalley@ferrum.edu