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Cheverus Welcome a New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

August 01, 2016
By Fr. George E. Collins, SJ
Randolph H. Shaw, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Dear Cheverus Community:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of  Randolph H. Shaw as the vice president of institutional advancement at Cheverus High School, effective July 14, 2016. A recognized and proven leader in higher education fundraising,  Mr. Shaw brings to Cheverus more than twenty-five years of experience in the strategic planning and execution of institutional advancement initiatives at leading private institutions, including Bowdoin College, Bates College and Bentley University.

Mr. Shaw graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982 with a double-major in psychology and English, and returned to his alma mater in 1991 to begin his distinguished career at the college.  At Bowdoin, he served as the vice president for development and alumni relations and was charged with managing a team of development professionals to meet all of the college’s annual and capital giving goals. During his two-decade tenure, Mr. Shaw had a leadership role in the planning and implementation of The Bowdoin Campaign, which surpassed its stated goals and raised nearly $300 million. Following his service to Bowdoin, he served as the executive director of development at Bentley University. Mr. Shaw joins Cheverus from Bates College where he played an integral role in significantly increasing giving totals as the associate vice president for college advancement.

Mr. Shaw brings exceptional credentials as a highly-esteemed leader in educational philanthropy and he also expresses a deep appreciation for our mission to cultivate a new generation of young leaders prepared to serve as people for others in our global community. Our success in philanthropy is critical to meeting our strategic objectives as we approach our centennial celebration, a transformative moment in the history of Cheverus. I am delighted that he will be a vital part of our leadership team.

This appointment is the result of our extensive search process involving representation from our alumni, members of the board of trustees, faculty, and staff.  Thank you to all the members of the search committee for their hard work and dedication through this process.  I am extremely grateful to Ron Joyce for his willingness to serve as the interim director of development, and for his expert leadership during the transition period.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Shaw to Cheverus, he looks forward to meeting you.


Fr. George E. Collins, S.J.
President , Cheverus High School