FSC Has a New VP for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
June 1, 2020
Matthew Colson has been named Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, in the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement. He will lead fund-raising activities through the Alumni Office and College Foundation, and oversee outreach to the corporate community, private foundations, and private grant opportunities. He will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
He assumes his new role July 9.
“Matt Colson is the ideal person to lead Farmingdale’s development initiatives,” says President Nader. “He has a proven record of success, and he knows Long Island and the SUNY system. Matt has both the energy and experience to be a terrific leader for the Foundation.”
“I’m humbled and excited to come home to Farmingdale, the college I grew up with in my backyard,” says Colson. “I look forward to working closely and strategically with the campus community, as we mobilize and inspire our alumni, cherished donors, friends, and business partners in pursuit of excellence and critical support for our students and faculty. Together we will move the mission of the College forward in service to Long Island and beyond.”
Colson has more than 15 years of progressively responsible experience in university development and administration, most recently at Stony Brook University, where he served as Executive Director of Alumni Relations and the Stony Brook Alumni Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for SUNYCUAD (State University of New York Council for University Advancement).
Colson has a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications from St. Joseph’s College, and a Master’s in Education and School Counseling from Long Island University.