Margo Wolanin has been tapped as the new senior associate vice president for development in UNLV’s division of philanthropy and alumni engagement. She was selected following a national search and will begin her new position at UNLV on June 1.
Wolanin currently serves as vice chancellor for development for the University System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia Foundation. She previously was associate vice president, development and managing director for the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) where she worked to complete the $450 million “Working Wonders Campaign” for UTMB and supervised the development team for the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
“Margo’s senior leadership experience will be a critical addition to the UNLV team,” said Scott Roberts, vice president, division of philanthropy and alumni engagement. “Along with a fresh perspective, she brings a wealth of expertise in raising support for the health sciences and in higher education advocacy to UNLV.”
Wolanin’s prior roles include assistant vice president of development at Arizona State University, and director of development at the University of Houston and Ohio State University.
She received her bachelor of science degree in education from Ohio State and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University.