Kimberly Pietro, vice president for institutional advancement, oversees all of SUNY Cortland’s fundraising initiatives and leads the College’s efforts in alumni relations, government affairs, public relations and print and electronic communications.
Prior to joining SUNY Cortland, Pietro served as the associate vice president for development at Onondaga Community College. In that role, she helped the college raise the $7.5 million goal set by its “Reach Beyond” capital campaign. She was responsible for several complex projects related to fundraising, sponsorship opportunities related to the college’s SRC Arena and corporate and foundation partnerships.
Pietro worked at Le Moyne from 2001 to 2010, rising through the positions of assistant director and director of annual giving to become director of major and planned giving. In her most senior role, her work was instrumental in the college’s $50 million “Achieving New Heights” capital campaign.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at the University of South Carolina, where she was a first-team All-American and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in softball in 1999. After graduation, Pietro served as an assistant softball coach at Syracuse University.
She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College.