Becker College Welcomes 30-Year Industry Veteran To Head Alumni Relations And The Becker Fund

Published on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Becker College announced today that Charles E. Roddy recently joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as director of alumni relations and The Becker Fund. As director, Roddy will engage the college’s growing alumnae/i population and develop fundraising initiatives focused on advancing the mission of the college.

“We are pleased to have Charlie join Becker College for the purpose of focusing on and serving our ever-growing alumni population,” said Dean Hickey, vice president of institutional advancement. “Charlie brings a wealth of experience to this position and an enthusiasm to actively engage with our alumnae/i.”

A native of Worcester, Mass., Roddy brings with him more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management. For more than 25 years, he managed start-up, expansion, and enhancement efforts of alumnae/i programs ranging in size from 10,000 to 200,000. These have included the UCLA School of Medicine, the University of San Francisco (USF), and Old Dominion University (ODU). The hallmark of his approach has been an avid commitment to research methodology in program design while employing a collaborative approach to all his efforts.

In addition, Roddy has served in development roles at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as a director of individual giving; interim director of development at The Worcester Historical Museum, and most recently director of development at the Peter Michael Foundation of Sausalito, Calif.

Throughout his career, Roddy and his teams have been recognized extensively for their work, garnering nine awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a Heavy Hitter Award and the CASE Award of Excellence for their work with the ODU alumnae/i relations program, several Student Alumni Program Awards at both USF and ODU while also earning recognition for survey work by both the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC )and the Jesuit Advancement Administrators( JAA).

Roddy earned a bachelor of arts in psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a master’s degree in education administration and policy studies from UCLA.