Tory Verkamp, currently interim vice chancellor for university advancement at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will serve in the permanent position, starting Sunday, Oct. 1. Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced the appointment Sept. 21.
As vice chancellor for university advancement, Verkamp will lead Missouri S&T’s fundraising, donor relations and alumni relations efforts. She will oversee the Miner Alumni Association and the offices of development and annual giving operations.
“We conducted a thorough national search for this position, and through the process discovered that the best candidate for this important role has been with us for nearly a decade,” Dehghani says.
Verkamp joined Missouri S&T in 2014 as a senior development officer and was promoted to executive director of development in 2015 and assistant vice chancellor of University Advancement in 2017. In February 2022, she was named interim vice chancellor.
“It is an honor to lead the University Advancement team at this pivotal time in Missouri S&T’s history,” Verkamp says. “Our university has a thriving community of incredible alumni and friends. Together, we can elevate and advance the mission of Missouri S&T.”
Before joining the university, Verkamp led fundraising efforts at Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation in Indianapolis. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish, all from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a certified fundraising executive.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.