Michael L. Iannazzi Named Associate Vice President For Institutional Advancement

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Michael L. Iannazzi of Fairfield has been named the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Sacred Heart University. In this newly created position, he will work to advance the mission of the University through award-winning publications, public relations, and special events, while overseeing such University institutes as its EdgertonCenterfor the Performing Arts and the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Mr. Iannazzi has been the University’s Executive Director of Public Relations since 2005. He joined SHU with more than 15 years’ experience in communications, publishing and marketing in higher education and media.

During his tenure at SHU, the University saw such milestone events as the John F. Welch College of Business being named for legendary former chairman and CEO of GE, Jack Welch, and AACSB International accreditation. Also, the University has been regularly recognized among the best by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review while Intel ranked SHU #11 among the nation’s most “unwired” campuses in its latest rankings.

Previously, as the director of communications at the Yale School of Management, he helped develop and execute communications and marketing strategies that guided the school, for the first time in its history, into top ten national and international rankings of business schools.

Prior to Yale, he worked at Doubleday, Inc., in New York, as an editor and marketing manager for over 200 commercial fiction and nonfiction books, and edited a landmark six-volume encyclopedia of the Bible involving over 1,000 scholars from around the world.

Mr. Iannazzi holds a B.A. from Boston College and a Master of Divinity degree from the DivinitySchool at Harvard University. He resides in Fairfield.