Kim Pietro came to the iSchool in July 2015 from SUNY Cortland, where she had served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director for the Cortland College Foundation. At Cortland, she managed a staff of 35 across development, alumni relations, and communications functions and oversaw the success of the college’s “Educating Champions” campaign – a fundraising challenge that surpassed its goals to raise $27.5 million – the most ambitious campaign in Cortland’s history.
Pietro brings nearly 15 years of experience in advancement leadership to the iSchool, having also served at Onondaga Community College (2010-2012) and Le Moyne College (2001-2010).
In her time at Onondaga, Pietro assisted with the college’s “Reach Beyond” capital campaign which exceeded its $7.5 million goal, and oversaw several fundraising and sponsorship opportunities at the college’s SRC Arena, as well as corporate and foundation partnerships.
She rose through the ranks at Le Moyne to become director of major and planned giving. In her most senior role, she coordinated the volunteer structure, and secured major restricted and unrestricted gifts for the college’s $50 million “Achieving New Heights” capital campaign.
Pietro earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education at the University of South Carolina, where she was a first-team All-American and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in softball in 1999. While in graduate school, Kim also served as an assistant softball coach at Syracuse University.
She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from Syracuse University's School of Education, and a Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College.