MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony J. Catanese announced Monday the promotion of College of Aeronautics Dean Kenneth
Stackpoole to the post of Senior Vice President for Advancement. Stackpoole, in his second year with the university, replaces the retiring Thomas Fox in
“We are delighted that a person of Dr. Stackpoole’s talent and drive has agreed to become the newest member of Florida Tech’s executive team,” said
President Catanese. “Dr. Stackpoole will bring new vigor and vision to the Advancement team as we continue our successful Golden Anniversary Campaign for
Dr. Catanese announced additional changes in the Advancement leadership team. Ken Droscher was promoted to Associate Vice President for Advancement.
Tristan Fiedler, Ph.D., joins the advancement team as the new Assistant Vice President for Operations, while Ms. J. Carey Gleason was named Assistant Vice
President for Community and Governmental Relations.
“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am pleased to take the baton and run with it,” said Stackpoole. “The Advancement mission for Florida Tech is an
exciting one, and we will be strongly focused on ensuring a successful conclusion to the Golden Anniversary Campaign.”
About Florida Institute of Technology
Located in Melbourne, Fla., and celebrating its 50th anniversary, the university was founded in 1958 to train professionals working in the space program at
what is now Kennedy Space Center. It is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.
It was also named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, is listed among America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, is among the
top Southeastern colleges according to Princeton Review and was rated the top private university in Florida by Washington Monthly.
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