Former Vice Chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to utilize nearly two decades of experience in the advancement of higher education

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Edward Chiu has been named Senior Vice President for Advancement at Babson College. In his new position, Chiu will provide leadership and strategic vision for Babson’s Development, Alumni and Friends, and Advancement Communications teams. He will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet, reporting directly to Babson President Kerry Healey.

Chiu comes to Babson with nearly two decades of experience in higher education and was most recently the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has led highly successful efforts to increase both alumni participation and annual giving. Additionally, Chiu was responsible for the planning and implementation of the university’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign.

“The Senior Vice President for Advancement is a key role for our community,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “Ed will be instrumental in defining the priorities and parameters for the college’s giving campaign.”

Chiu received both his B.S. in Business and M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut, and is active in CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, having served on the District I board.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​

By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 09/15/2015 02:00