Mizzou Engineering announces new executive director of advancement

September 12, 2022

Katherine Goliver

Katherine Goliver

Katherine Goliver, a seasoned leader in philanthropy and development, will join Mizzou Engineering as the executive director of advancement on Nov. 1.

In this role, she will work with alumni, friends and colleagues to build upon the College’s 150-year legacy of engineering excellence.

“I am excited about the opportunity to support Mizzou Engineering’s strategic priorities and help the College move into the next era of innovation in education and research,” Goliver said. “I look forward to getting to know the Mizzou Engineering community, including the amazing network of Engineering alumni across the globe.”

Goliver comes to Mizzou from The Ohio State University, where she and her team led campaigns for increased scholarship support, as well as a capital project redefining the campus gateway. Prior to that role, she led fundraising for the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, including leadership of a capital campaign while significantly increasing fundraising across the college.

“Katherine brings nearly 20 years of fundraising experience to this position,” said Noah Manring, Dean and Ketcham Professor of the College of Engineering. “She has a proven record of leadership, strategic planning and higher education fundraising, and we are excited to welcome her to Mizzou.”

Goliver has a Master of Arts from the University of Bloomington with certification from the Lily School of Philanthropy and a bachelor’s from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She has also held roles at Champlain College in Vermont and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Whitney Harlan, who served as interim executive director of advancement, will return to her role as senior director of advancement and continue to work closely with alumni.