Joel Kincart Named Acting Vice President for Institute Advancement

Martin Schmidt '81, Ph.D., President
The Rensselaer Community

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joel Kincart as Acting Vice President for Institute Advancement, effective Monday, October 17, 2022. 

Mr. Kincart has served as associate vice president for development and fundraising since February 2020 and was responsible for leading all fundraising staff. Mr. Kincart, partnering with former Vice President Graig Eastin, led strategic relationships with individuals, corporations, and private foundations. 

Mr. Kincart has over 20 years of advancement experience in higher education, particularly in college-level development and marketing. Prior to joining Rensselaer, he served as the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Foundation. As president, he led the university through its most successful two-year fundraising campaign. He increased the number of donors, donor retention, and average gift size. In this capacity, he also served as a leadership team member for the president of the university while managing an active portfolio of donors within the foundation. Mr. Kincart implemented best practices, policies, and procedures related to fundraising, stewardship, gift processing, and data management and enhanced the overall operations of the foundation.

Mr. Kincart has also served in the positions of chief operating officer and senior director of development at Utah Valley University in Orem; regional vice president for the American Cancer Society, Great West Division; assistant dean of advancement for the College of Education at the University of Utah; director of development for the College of Science at the Utah State University; and director of the Parents Annual Fund program at Georgetown University.

Mr. Kincart possesses a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Iowa State University.  

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Joel Kincart as Acting Vice President for Institute Advancement.

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