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Lisa Riley joins USF Advancement as the Director of Development for the College of Education

Lisa Riley is one of the newest members to join USF Advancement as Director of Development for the College of Education. 

Lisa previously worked at the University of Illinois Chicago where she served as the Director of Advancement for UIC’s College of Business, managing a portfolio and overseeing major gift fundraising, alumni engagement and donor relations for the unit. 

Lisa has also served in a variety of development roles at DePaul University, most recently as Director of Development for the Driehaus College of Business and the College of Communication. In addition to achieving fundraising targets, she served deans with distinction in partnering to build engaged and philanthropic volunteer advisory boards and develop dynamic college annual advancement plans. 

In her new role, Lisa will serve as the principal major gifts officer for the College of Education and advise and collaborate with the dean on developing the unit’s fundraising plan and promoting a culture of philanthropy.

Lisa holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University. Outside of work, Lisa and her husband Kevin enjoy time with family and walking their dog (named Puppy!). Lisa has recently organized her viny collection and taken up stand-up paddle boarding.

Feel free to connect with Lisa via LinkedIn

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About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.