Wormley Named as Executive Director for University Advancement

Nicholas Wormley

News Story: October 13, 2014

Nicholas Wormley has been named executive director for University Advancement at Sacred Heart University. In this role he will focus on creating and nurturing giving opportunities for athletic capital projects and raise funds to support the operations of Sacred Heart’s Division I athletic program. This includes enhancing a culture of philanthropic endeavors focused on improving athletic facilities, scholarships and operation accounts.  

Wormley joins SHU from his alma mater, Quinnipiac University, where he served most recently as associate vice president for Alumni and Parent Development. There he managed a portfolio of approximately 300 alumni, parents and family prospects to match donor interests with institutional priorities and fundraising proposals. He also held positions at Quinnipiac as director of Development for Parents and Families, director of Alumni and Parent Relations and associate director of Alumni Affairs.

“Sacred Heart has been a Division I institution for 15 years and has grown to include 31 varsity sports, so it is an exciting time to rally support for all our Pioneer teams,” said Wormley. “This position offers me the opportunity to develop an Athletic Council that allows alumni, parents and friends of the University to become more involved in SHU athletics. With recent growth in enrollment and building of new facilities on campus, I look forward to being a part of the team to promote a giving tradition that will support the goals of the athletic department and the Sacred Heart community.”

Wormley has his master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Quinnipiac University. He resides in North Haven.