Rickey N. McCurry

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Rickey N. McCurry

Vice President of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement

Department(s)
Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Office
FND 201
Mail Code
1006
Phone
702-895-2811
Fax
702‐895‐1010

Biography

Rickey is an accomplished advancement professional with a diverse background in development, alumni relations, and higher education administration. As Vice President, he will oversee all fundraising and alumni engagement for the university and serve as the fiduciary representative for the UNLV Foundation.

Rickey comes to UNLV from Northern Arizona University, where he has served as Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the NAU Foundation since 2018. He also previously served the University of Tennessee System and The University of Tennessee System Foundation as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, President and CEO of the UT Foundation, and Executive Director of the UT Alumni Association (2015-2018). Previous past positions also include leadership roles at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2011-2015), Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2000-2011), and The University of Tennessee (1993-2000), among other institutions.

Rickey holds a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Lane College. He has contributed his time and talent as a presenter, board member, and speaker to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Districts II, III, V, and VI. He is the recipient of the CASE District V Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009 was named the CASE-Commonfund Foundation CEO of the Year.