Michael Kingan has been named vice president for development and alumni relations, leading the University’s efforts to expand fundraising and engage its more than 190,000 alumni.
The native Texan brings more than two decades of success in advancement, serving in leadership positions at the University of New Mexico Foundation, University of Iowa, University of Washington School of Law, and University of Michigan Law School. Most recently he served as chief advancement officer for the Singapore American School.
“Michael brings tremendous experience to the University based on the leadership roles he has played at prominent institutions of higher education,” President Vistasp Karbhari says. “His most recent role provides an international perspective that will help our philanthropic initiatives soar.”
Kingan earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Austin College and his Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.
“UT Arlington plays a critical role in preparing students to achieve their academic dreams in an increasingly global and interconnected world,” Kingan says. “The University has established a solid philanthropic base, and achieving even greater community involvement is essential to supporting the strategic mission of this world-class institution.”