School of Nursing

October 26, 2017

Announcing our new Chief Advancement Officer

Azita Emami and Dan C. Peterson

Kevin Fralicks

Kevin Fralicks (photo courtesy of Crystal Hollis/UNT Photo)

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Fralicks, an experienced fundraising executive with a background in university advancement and city government, has been selected as the UW School of Nursing’s next Chief Advancement Officer. His first day will be Nov. 13, 2017.

Kevin comes to our school from the University of North Texas College of Business, one of the largest business colleges in the country. He is currently the Executive Director of Development, a senior staff member of the dean’s cabinet and overseeing a capital campaign.

He will join our school’s executive leadership team and oversee our school’s fundraising efforts and team. He will have a dual report to Azita Emami, Executive Dean at the UW School of Nursing, and Dan Peterson, the Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Budget Officer at University Advancement.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Bryant Group for leading this national search and to the volunteers, faculty and staff who participated in the interview and selection process. They engaged in this work thoughtfully and diligently to ensure that our next Chief Advancement Officer not only has the most relevant fundraising expertise but would also fit with our university’s Boundless culture.

Kevin has a wonderful reputation for collaboration and partnership with faculty, staff, corporations and foundations to help donors’ turn their passion and ideas into impact through transformative gifts benefiting education, research and service.

At the University of North Texas, Kevin recently secured two of the largest seven-figure gifts in the university’s history.

Kevin worked with the Dean of Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to secure a very large matching gift for the School of Nursing. While at the University of Texas, Arlington, Kevin negotiated a university-wide contract with a major soft drink company resulting in a seven-figure contract and a $250,000 outright gift.

Kevin is a creative fundraiser. At the University of Texas, Arlington, he implemented a pilot program to encourage donors to contribute by taking advantage of the natural gas royalties on the campus.

He knows how to build programs. His first development position was as Director of Development at University of North Texas-Dallas — a brand new campus with no alumni or donor history, and he built his donor portfolio from scratch.

He served three years, including two as chair, on the Board of Regents for the National Recreation and Park Association Rocky Mountain Revenue and Management School, one of the most recognized revenue and management schools in the community service industry.

From Kevin: “I am thrilled to have been selected for this position! It’s an honor to work for a school that is top-ranked in the country. I am looking forward to collaborating with the School of Nursing board, faculty and constituency to build on the University of Washington’s excellence and impact.”

Please join us in welcoming Kevin!