Longmeadow, Mass. – Bay Path University is pleased to announce Crystal S. Neuhauser has been named Vice President of Institutional Advancement and will begin her new position on June 21, 2021.
Neuhauser comes to Bay Path after serving as the Associate Vice President of Advancement at Franklin Pierce University, where she increased overall giving by 41% in 2020. Prior to Franklin Pierce, she directed advancement and development initiatives at Yale University, Quinnipiac University, and Mitchell College, and worked within the non-profit community sector. Her career experience spans fundraising, donor relations, alumni engagement, grants, and corporate contributions. She also served on a Strategic Planning sub-committee at Franklin Pierce University.
Neuhauser is currently in the Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership at New England College. She earned her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac College and her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College.
“The Vice President of Institutional Advancement is a key role at Bay Path and will be critical as we execute our Strategic Plan: Building One Bay Path,” said Sandra Doran, President. “Crystal’s proven success and leadership in advancement will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals and our mission in support of students and academic programs. I am looking forward to working together with Crystal.”
At Bay Path, Neuhauser will serve as a member of the executive staff. In this role, she will provide strategic leadership for fundraising, including responsibility for annual giving, corporate, major and planned gifts, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services. As a non-profit higher-education institution, Bay Path depends on the generosity of donors to fund scholarships and important initiatives that make a difference in students’ lives.
“I’m simply thrilled and look forward to joining Bay Path University at an inflection point for the institution and higher education-at-large. Leading in higher education during this unprecedented time calls for a strategy towards transformative change,” said Crystal Neuhauser, incoming Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “President Doran and the board are charting ambitious strategic goals that will make a visible impact on our students and faculty. In partnership with a really terrific team, it will be a privilege to work with Bay Path University’s community of alumni, parents, donors, corporate and community partners, and friends.”
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About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women’s College, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; and over 60 graduate programs for women and men, including doctorate degrees. Bay Path’s goal is to equip students with the confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.