BOONE, N.C. — Jane McIntyre Barghothi ’96 has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Barghothi has served as senior associate vice chancellor for university development since July 2019.
In her new position she oversees development operations, which support the university’s educational efforts, strategic plan and vision by cultivating and strengthening relationships with stakeholders of the institution. She is also responsible for leadership of the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. and the Office of Alumni Affairs. The appointment is effective July 1.
John M. Blackburn, chair of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees, said, “In a time in which the university and the State of North Carolina face significant resource challenges, I applaud Chancellor Everts for her quick and decisive action in filling this much-needed position. Jane has proven herself to be skilled and knowledgeable in her current role, and Appalachian’s trustees are confident she will continue to elevate our university.”
“Jane is a consummate advancement professional who brings strong leadership, innovative ideas and passion for the success of our students to her work every day,” Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts said. “As an alumna, she knows firsthand the power of an App State education and I know she will bring together her long-standing knowledge of our university and her strong professional skills to advance our fundraising operation in support of the academic mission.”
As senior associate vice chancellor of university development, Barghothi oversees the major gift and annual giving fundraising programs in addition to donor stewardship and prospect research.
“I look forward to fully engaging with Appalachian’s alumni, parents, donors and friends at such an important time in our university’s history,” Barghothi said. “I have the opportunity to work with incredible leadership and a talented team to grow our outreach, fundraising and partnership initiatives for our students, faculty, staff and the entire Appalachian Community. To do this important work at my alma mater is an honor.”
Prior to joining Appalachian, she served as executive director of development at the University of Georgia. She has also worked in fundraising roles at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and the University of Wyoming.
Barghothi, a native of Charlotte, earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Appalachian. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.
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About University Advancement
Appalachian State University’s Division of University Advancement supports and encourages the university’s mission by engaging alumni, friends and the greater community. University Advancement staff help connect these constituents with Appalachian through one-on-one contact and special programming, thereby securing the resources necessary to create the best possible learning environment for Appalachian students and to positively impact the community, region and state. The division incorporates the offices of Alumni Affairs, Development and the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. Learn more at http://give.appstate.edu.
About Alumni Affairs
The Office of Alumni Affairs provides networking opportunities, affinity program discounts, alumni chapter gatherings and special events, merchandise and travel tour options to Appalachian State University alumni.
The Appalachian State University Alumni Association consists of more than 130,000 living Appalachian alumni. Membership is free and open to all graduates of Appalachian. The association’s mission is to help alumni remember their Appalachian Experience and stay connected with current Mountaineers, and to work to ensure that those experiences are available for future Appalachian alumni by raising support for the Alumni Memorial Scholarship and The Appalachian Fund.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.