Assistant Vice President, Advancement Operations, American University
Chris Pipkins is the assistant vice president for advancement operations at American University. He is responsible for Development and Alumni Relations application and information strategy and oversees data quality, gift administration, prospect management, and reporting functions. Chris cut his teeth in our profession as a prospect researcher at Case Western Reserve University. While at James Madison University he created the first prospect development system and implemented the web version of Advance. His Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans is in English. He was silly enough to finish a graduate degree in English from JMU as well.
Active in our Advancement community, Chris currently serves as member of the CASE Board of Trustees, a member of the CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines review committee, and as Past Chair of Ellucian’s Advancement Executive Advisory Council (AEAC). He’s received the CASE Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and presented for CASE, APRA, AASP, and Ellucian over the years.
When he is not waxing poetic about our profession, you can find him with a cold beverage watching Game of Thrones, working in the yard, or dreaming about getting to the gym.