Dan Nugent serves as Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of the University Foundation. In this role, he oversees the operations of the department of Development and Alumni Relations, works closely with the Foundation Board of Directors to support their mission of providing ever-growing resources for Stockton students, and maintains relationships with the Foundation’s key contributors, advocates and friends.
Prior to this role, Nugent served as assistant vice president of Advancement Services and campaign manager, as well as interim assistant vice president of Alumni Relations, at Seton Hall University. In his time at Seton Hall, Nugent successfully created programs aimed at increasing engagement among a wide array of constituencies. He has held positions across the spectrum of university advancement and has focused on creating value-added programs, collaboration, volunteer engagement, meaningful student and young alumni participation, and strategies aimed at supporting at-risk groups of students.
Nugent has gained a national reputation and is published in the area of student engagement, focusing on laying the foundation for future engaged and philanthropic alumni. He has presented at numerous national conferences on the subject. The student engagement program he created at Seton Hall has won multiple awards, including national recognition from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
He manages a Development and Alumni Relations team of 15 whose responsibilities include the solicitation, processing and stewardship of donor contributions at all levels, management of relationships with corporate and foundation supporters, planning and implementation of major fundraising events, management of volunteer programs and events for Stockton’s more than 50,000 alumni, coordination with volunteer leaders, management of comprehensive communication campaigns, and oversight of the Foundation scholarship process which awards more than $700,000 in annual awards to Stockton students.
Nugent holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Seton Hall University. He is a native of Atlantic County, having spent most of his life in Northfield.