Dr. Lori Angela Fincannon

  • University President
  • Sep 04, 2020
Higher Education 4-year Institutions

Work Experience

Director of the PhD program in Global Leadership
Dec 2018 - Sep 2020 Indiana Tech

I serve as director for all programs in the PhD program at Indiana Tech.  This includes fundraising, grant development, strategic planning and implementation, leading national searches, admissions, budget development, public relations, marketing, student advising, management of a team of 25 faculty, curriculum development, and all other facets of university leadership.

Vice President for Advancement
Jul 2015 - Sep 2020 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Served as the Chief Fundraising Officer of the University, serving on the President's cabinet and leading a staff of approximately 60 employees in Advancement and Marketing Communications.  

Experienced in major gifts and developed a comprehensive strategic plan in preparation for a university capital campaign.  Led efforts for a transitional re-branding of the University and led fundraising efforts in which overall giving was up approximately 40%, with several large gifts as well as records set for new donors and new organizational giving.  


EdD in Educational Leadership
Jan 2000 - May 2005 Ball State University