About University Advancement
Meet Vice President Mary Kay McFadden
Mary Kay McFadden ‘80 began her career in higher education at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate director of alumni. After leading successful fundraising and alumni relations teams at Olin College of Engineering, Seattle University and Washington State University, McFadden returned to the University of Idaho in 2015 to serve as vice president for advancement.
McFadden has a bachelor’s degree in communications from U of I and an executive MBA from Seattle University.
Message from Mary Kay McFadden
I’m so proud to be a Vandal and to serve our great university and the state of Idaho. As a student, U of I gave me a head start in life and set the foundation for a dynamic and deeply rewarding career. It’s a privilege to return to my alma mater where I see the difference philanthropy makes every day for our students and the citizens of Idaho. Our donors are extraordinarily generous because they know that every dollar invested in the University of Idaho creates opportunities, fuels discoveries and changes lives for the better.
Thank you for being a champion for the University of Idaho. Go Vandals!
Mary Kay McFadden
Vice President for University Advancement