Spring Hill College names Fred Salancy Vice President for Advancement

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:30am

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College is pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Salancy as vice president for advancement. He brings 25 years of fundraising experience and a deep appreciation for Jesuit, Catholic education to Spring Hill College. Salancy, who will oversee development, alumni programs, and communications and marketing, will begin his post Aug. 4.

Since 2009, Salancy has been the assistant dean of fine arts for the Florida State University Foundation in Tallahassee, Fla. As the chief advancement officer for the College of Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, and the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University, he has raised more than $23 million in major gifts for the foundation in the past five years. He has developed and implemented a strategic plan for the arts programs with a goal of reaching $40 million for FSU’s comprehensive $1 billion capital/endowment campaign.  

Salancy served as the director of development for FSU’s College of Social Sciences from 2000 to 2002, and as senior director of development for the university’s fine arts programs from 2002 to 2009.

John Barter, chief operating officer for the college, said he is looking forward to Salancy joining Spring Hill’s leadership team. “Fred’s years of fundraising and management experience will be a true asset to our institution and the advancement division. I know he is eager to hit the ground running in August,” Barter said.

Prior to his appointment at FSU, Salancy worked in development at Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, the largest not-for-profit theater in the state of Florida. In addition to his roles as a liaison to government, foundations and corporate funding sources, he served as the Playhouse’s director of development from 1994 to 2000. In the summer of 1993, he was selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts – Arts Administration Fellows Program.

From 1981 to 1984, Salancy was an assistant professor and director of theatre at Pfeiffer College in Misenheimer, NC. During that time he also served as the director for the Southern Piedmont Educational Consortium in Misenheimer, N.C., a tri-county leadership workshop for honor students in the fine arts. Following his role at Pfeiffer, he was on the inaugural theater faculty at New World School of the Arts in Miami.

“Fred comes to us with 16 years of Catholic education, including four years at a Jesuit university,” said Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J., SHC president. “One of the things that impressed us about Fred was how closely his personal values are aligned with Spring Hill’s mission of forming leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service. This will certainly help him forge relationships not only with our donors and alumni, but also engage with our students, faculty and staff, and the Mobile community.”

Salancy received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Wheeling Jesuit University. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in theater from West Virginia University and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Georgia. Fred and his wife, Ann, have four children: Michael, Abby, Julianne and Joseph.