In this role, Zucca will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the College’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and will serve as a key member of the President’s Cabinet. She will lead more than 50 employees within the Office of Advancement, including Development, Alumni Relations and College Events, and Advancement Services.
Zucca has served as Senior Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering since 2015, and has been a leader in stewardship and fundraising efforts at the university since 2007.
Zucca’s accomplishments at the University of Pittsburgh include achieving a three-year fundraising average of $14 million for the Swanson School of Engineering; securing an eight-figure gift to fully endow the Pitt EXCEL Program for underrepresented minorities; supervising and working closely with development and alumni affairs, marketing and communications, and corporate foundations teams; and managing alumni events.
Zucca holds a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She was chosen from a strong field of candidates in a highly competitive, national search led by Isaacson, Miller. She will assume her new position at Skidmore on July 1.