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Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Chris Biehn

In his capacity as vice president for institutional advancement, Chris serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and Senior Staff. He leads the areas of alumni relations; annual fund; major gifts; advancement services; planned giving; event planning; and corporate and foundation relations. He also continues to lead our ongoing comprehensive campaign, Fisher Forward.

Chris has over 30 years of experience as a leader in higher and secondary education. Most recently, he served as senior consultant with Washburn & McGoldrick, a higher education advancement and development consulting firm.

Prior to working with Washburn & McGoldrick he served as vice president, college relations and advancement at Ithaca College.  There, he led in the creation of a student to alumni model which supported the integration of enrollment, student educational experience, and alumni engagement.

Prior to Ithaca College, Chris served as the vice president for university advancement at Drew University and as the chief advancement officer for the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He is an alumnus of Hobart College.