Dr. Kyle Edgington (PhD ’13) has joined the Office of Advancement as UT Dallas’ associate vice president for development. In this new position, he will be responsible for overseeing the University’s major gift operations.
Edgington departs his role as a visiting clinical professor who taught organizational behavior and also management of nonprofit organizations in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Before coming to UT Dallas, Edgington served as president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Foundation.
“Kyle Edgington will lead a team that works to increase philanthropic support of UT Dallas, and furthers our goal to become one of the nation’s top public research universities,” said Susan Rogers, vice president for university advancement. “His ability to work collaboratively and strategically will benefit our entire institution.”
In 2011, Edgington helped the University join the ranks of named business schools across the nation and secured the two largest alumni gifts in UT Dallas’ history. He accomplished this during his time as assistant dean of the School of Management, where he worked with alumni Naveen Jindal MBA ’92, Chuck Davidson MS ’80 and Nancy Davidson BS ’80, who contributed an unprecedented combined gift of $30 million to the school.
Before joining UT Dallas in 2008, Edgington worked at Texas Tech University, where he was initially a major gifts officer and later became the director of development for the College of Engineering. During his time at Texas Tech, Edgington successfully organized and launched a $20 million campaign for the college’s department of petroleum engineering.
Edgington received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Texas Tech, an MBA from Wayland Baptist University and a PhD in public affairs from UT Dallas.
“This is an exciting time to be joining the development team,” Edgington said. “We’ll continue the momentum from the Realize the Vision campaign, and continue our progress to becoming a Tier One research university. I look forward to collaborating with our talented team of development professionals, and building strong partnerships with alumni, corporations and foundations and individual donors.”
Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond concluded in December with donors surpassing the $200 million goal and raising $273.3 million for students, faculty research and programs.