OU-HCOM welcomes Christopher Albrecht as senior
(ATHENS, Ohio – Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013) Christopher Albrecht joined
the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Jan.
22 as the new senior director of development and executive director
of alumni affairs.
Albrecht will lead the medical school’s advancement efforts as the
college undergoes exceptional growth and transformation. Albrecht is
responsible for developing funding and building partnerships to
support major initiatives including the college’s two new sites in
central and northeast Ohio, academic programs to enhance training
for primary care physicians, scholarships to attract the best
students and offset medical school debt, medical research and
community health programs.
Albrecht said he was attracted to the position because of the
opportunities that come with this kind of growth. “Two new campuses,
the dean’s vision and our mission to educate physicians providing
primary care for Ohio in underserved areas–these are initiatives I
will be proud to present to our alumni and friends. They are
opportunities for them to engage with and invest in a place that has
impacted their lives and career, and by doing so impacts the
education of the next generation of osteopathic physicians and
patient care in the state of Ohio,” Albrecht said.
the father of a 2008 Ohio University business marketing and
management graduate, he added that he already feels a special bond
with the university and Athens.
am so pleased that Chris has joined the team,” said OU-HCOM
Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O. “We’re fortunate to welcome a
seasoned advancement professional who understands medical schools
and health-related professions at a deep level.”
Albrecht brings more than 12 years of experience in
fundraising and alumni and constituent relations.
Since 2009, Albrecht has
served as senior director of development for the School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, where he
secured multiple six and seven figure gifts as part of a capital
campaign to relocate the School of Medicine to a new downtown
campus. Prior to that appointment, he was the senior director of
development for the College of Arts and Sciences at the university.
Before joining the University of Buffalo, Albrecht was senior
consultant for Field Development Consultants where he served as a
campaign director and institutional advancement consultant
specializing in developing and managing capital campaigns and annual
fund programs specifically for faith-based institutions.
has a tremendous alumni base and critical partnerships with health
care providers across the state of Ohio. I've been consistently
impressed with the commitment of the college's alumni and friends
and their engagement in the college's mission," said Associate Vice
President for Development and Campaign Manager Jim Hill. "Chris is
an excellent addition to the OU-HCOM family. I'm looking forward to
his working with Sharon Zimmerman (executive director, constituent
relations for health affairs) as they continue to build on the
college's alumni relations and fundraising success. It's clear that
OU-HCOM and its alumni and friends are critical to the success of
The Promise Lives Campaign. We're thrilled to have Chris on board."