Illinois Institute of Technology welcomed Ernie Iseminger as vice president for Institutional Advancement on September 16. A leader in development and fundraising for more than three decades, he joined Illinois Institute of Technology from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, where he was involved in garnering a transformational gift of $70 million this past year.
Having raised more than $1 billion over his career at five separate institutions of higher education (Claremont McKenna College, Claremont Graduate University, Washington State University, Oberlin College, and George Washington University), Iseminger was honored by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of its “Six People to Watch in 2015,” as he closed out a $635 million capital campaign at Claremont McKenna—the largest in the history of the liberal arts school.
Iseminger received a B.A. in social studies, history, and education from Washington State in 1991. He continues to serve his alma mater as a member of the Cougar Crew Alumni Association.