Laurie F. Dorf Appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations at Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, October 30, 2017 — After a national search and the approval of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, Laurie F. Dorf has been appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations at Queens College.

“Ms. Dorf’s appointment will enable the college to continue to increase its resources in order to strengthen our operational capacity and infrastructure in service to our students, faculty, and staff. She brings to this vital position a unique and impressive combination of senior-level experience in fundraising programs within public and private higher education as well as the non-profit sector. I look forward to continuing to work with her to advance Queens College’s strategic plan objectives,” said Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.

Dorf had served as Interim Vice President since January 2016. In this role she has led fundraising efforts for the college while overseeing funding for the strategic plan and establishing the necessary operational support to raise $162 million, exceeding our $150 million goal. She worked with the Queens College Foundation Board to develop and implement a fundraising plan that includes endowment, annual fund, planned giving, and major gifts.

Prior to joining Queens College, Dorf served as Executive Director for Development at Columbia University, Teachers College; Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Events at New York Law School; and as the Director of Citywide Annual Fund Campaigns at the YMCA of Greater New York.

She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Long Island University. A Brooklyn native, Dorf grew up in Flatbush and graduated from Midwood High School.

About Queens College
Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the metropolitan area. It also contributes to the city’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any New York City college. Students from across the country and around the world come to the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.

The college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage at to learn more.

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Maria Matteo
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