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Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs

Colby Conneley

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs


BA, Graceland University
MEd, University of Sioux Falls

Phone Number

Office: 641.784.5141

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs

Colby Connely graduated from Graceland University in 2013 and majored in Psychology and English. He received his Master of Education degree in Educational Administration/Adult & Higher Education from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Connely has worked in higher education in various capacities since 2013. He has served as a hall director at Graceland and worked in admissions at several universities. Most recently, Connely worked as the assistant director of student housing and conference services at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In this role, he oversaw eight professional residence directors, a faculty-in-residence, and indirectly, a multitude of student staff members.

As the director of annual giving and alumni programs, Connely will work with the advancement team to support students by growing the Graceland Fund and collaborating with alumni to create opportunities for networking and connecting.