Charles A. Wright III Named Vice President for Development and Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Rutgers University in Camden
Rutgers University in Camden is pleased to announce that Charles A. “Chuck” Wright III has accepted the role of vice president for development and vice chancellor for advancement. Wright will join the Rutgers University Foundation on May 15, 2023, where he will lead the advancement team in Camden and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.
"'I am delighted to welcome Chuck to Rutgers–Camden," said Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis. "He is the ideal leader to advance our university’s priorities in annual giving, alumni engagement, and corporate relations. He is a proven innovator who will engage our network of over 55,000 alumni—along with our nonprofit and corporate partners—in ways that enhance the academic excellence of Rutgers–Camden while promoting educational access and successful outcomes for our students."
With decades of experience in higher education advancement and nonprofit development, Wright is a proven leader with solid relationships in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Most recently, he served as chief development officer for Philabundance, where he drove the Philadelphia-based hunger relief organization to exceed its annual fundraising goal with months to spare in the fiscal year.
Throughout his career, Wright has served in leadership roles in higher education fundraising, including at The College of New Jersey, Peirce College, Villanova University, and Widener University. He has been recognized for his contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and was honored by the CASE District II Board with the creation of the Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Award. Wright holds a bachelor of arts degree in general arts from Villanova University.
Wright’s selection concludes an extensive national search. "I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire search committee for finding an exceptional vice chancellor who will guide the continued success of Rutgers–Camden’s development and advancement effort," Chancellor Tillis said. "I look forward to the leadership Chuck Wright will bring to our university."