Simpson will work to build culture of philanthropy across campus

August 29, 2012

Mallory M. Simpson headshot

Mallory M. Simpson

DEARBORN / August 29, 2012---Mallory M. Simpson is back home. Simpson, a Dearborn native, joined University of Michigan-Dearborn in July as vice chancellor for institutional advancement.

That connection is sure to benefit Simpson as she works to build a culture of philanthropy across campus, while developing strategic goals and objectives for the department, engaging alumni at all levels and maintaining strong ties with university donors.

Simpson brings a wealth of development leadership experience to UM-Dearborn, having most recently served as associate vice president and chief development officer at Northern Illinois University (NIU). There, she also served as president and CEO of the NIU Foundation.

Simpson also spent more than 15 years working in alumni relations, development leadership and corporate and foundation relations for UM-Ann Arbor. There, she earned a master’s degree in education administration.

“I am confident that Mallory’s extensive leadership experience, as well as her knowledge of our university community, make her the right choice to lead our institutional advancement team,” said UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little.

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.



Beth Marmarelli