Jeffrey Hilperts named vice president for advancement at Spring Hill College

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 3:15pm
Jeff Hilperts

Mobile, Ala. – Spring Hill College president Richard P. Salmi, S.J., has announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Hilperts as vice president for advancement. He will join the Spring Hill community in mid-April.

Hilperts is currently serving as senior director of development and campaign director for The Ohio State University Foundation, where he is directing the university’s $2.5 billion multi-year comprehensive fund-raising campaign and providing leadership in campaign planning, management and volunteer engagement. He worked with academic executives and volunteer leaders to develop the strategic plan for the campaign, the largest comprehensive campaign in the university’s history.

As vice president for advancement at SHC, Hilperts will direct operations in development, alumni programs and communications and institutional marketing. He will serve as the college’s senior development officer and strategist and as chief adviser to the president, the trustees and other college officials on all matters involving current or potential philanthropic support for the college.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff Hilperts to lead our office of advancement,” said Salmi. “Jeff’s solid background and exceptional experience in developing and managing successful fund-raising campaigns will be invaluable in strengthening alumni and development initiatives for the college.”

Hilperts previously served as director of development and alumni affairs at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State and was a regional representative for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Hilperts is a native of Fairhope, Ala. He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Spring Hill College and a Master of Science in human services management from Franklin University.

“We have an amazing opportunity to capture the momentum on campus and chart a brave new course for the advancement of the college,” said Hilperts. “I could not be more excited to return to my alma mater and am thrilled to work with Fr. Salmi, the trustees, faculty, staff and students to build a culture of engagement.”

Spring Hill College is the oldest college in Alabama, the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Spring Hill 17th among the Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees. The college is also ranked 11th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, colleges that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid.