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Walter Halas

Associate Vice President for Leadership Gifts, Division of Institutional Advancement
Tel (718) 990-6818

Wally oversees the Office of Development and cultivates relationships with donors and secures leadership gifts for St. John’s University. He works closely with the Office of the President to develop and implement strategies empowering alumni and friends to maximize their philanthropic intentions.

Prior to this position, Wally served as Assistant Vice President for Development at St. John’s, Leadership Gift Officer at Marquette University, Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for International Sport at The University of Rhode Island and Commissioner of the World Scholar-Athlete Games. He also served as former Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Columbia and Clark Universities. Wally brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and administration to his current position. Additionally, Wally has been selected to both the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and the Clark University Athletic Hall of Fame and was recognized in 2007 by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports as a Community Leader.

Wally holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.P.A. with a Concentration in Administration of Higher Education from Clark University in MA.