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Peter Perkins Named VP for Institutional Advancement

Peter Perkins Named VP for Institutional Advancement

02/10/2015 

Peter C. Perkins joined SUNY Cortland as its vice president for institutional advancement Jan. 29. In the position, Perkins oversees the College’s fundraising initiatives and guides efforts in alumni engagement, government affairs, public relations and print and electronic communications. He also serves in President Erik J. Bitterbaum’s Cabinet. Perkins’ distinguished career in higher education has included experiences in teaching, administrative leadership, continuing education, corporate training and outreach, fundraising and academic affairs. Most recently, Perkins served as assistant vice president for development and executive director of the Foundation at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (formerly SUNY Institute of Technology) for 11 years. During his tenure there, Perkins increased scholarship support by 30 percent over five years, led a five-year strategic plan for the foundation and executed a feasibility study for a capital campaign. Prior to his time at SUNY Poly, he served for several years as interim dean of Empire State College in Syracuse. Perkins earned a B.S. in business administration and an M.B.A. in production/operations management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.