A New Vision for Advancement

Joshua Newton

Joshua R. Newton has joined the university as senior vice president for advancement and alumni engagement.

Newton most recently served as president and CEO of the University of Connecticut Foundation, where he presided over the five most successful fundraising years in the foundation’s history, raising a total of nearly $400 million.

At Emory, his responsibilities will include the development and implementation of the university’s next philanthropic campaign. Newton also will play an important role in furthering Emory’s relationships in the Atlanta community as well as engaging nationally and internationally on behalf of the university.

“Josh is an innovative and articulate leader with an outstanding track record of successful fundraising within higher education,” says President Claire E. Sterk. “I am gratified that he will be leading our advancement and alumni engagement efforts as we move forward into the next decade of our institutional mission.”

Before his move to Connecticut, Newton served for more than a decade in Emory’s Development and Alumni Relations division, most recently as vice president for university development, a position he held until 2013. During his tenure at Emory, the university successfully completed Campaign Emory, a seven-year, $1.69 billion effort, the largest in the university’s history.

“Emory has a piece of my heart, in large part because of the many wonderful people with whom I was fortunate to build lasting relationships,” says Newton

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