Stephen J. Morin, who has had an extensive career in higher education philanthropy, has been appointed senior vice president for Advancement at Suffolk University.

Most recently, Morin has overseen fundraising efforts for eight schools and the Marsh Chapel at Boston University, with impressive results.

“Stephen Morin will provide strong leadership to the Advancement office at an important time for the University,” said Suffolk University President James McCarthy.

“He has a solid record of strengthening development and alumni programs. His energy, collaborative leadership style and strategic thinking will be instrumental in moving Suffolk University forward.”

In this new position, Morin is charged with developing strategic priorities aimed at increasing Suffolk University's philanthropic support while fostering alumni engagement and participation. These initiatives will more fully integrate the University’s advancement programs.

Morin will oversee all of Suffolk University's efforts that touch on external communities and constituencies. The new Office of University Advancement that he will head will encompass Development; Alumni Relations; Marketing and Communications; and Government and Community Affairs. The unification of these closely related units under a senior vice president will play a critical role in allowing the University to achieve the ambitious goals included in its new Strategic Plan.

“It’s a great pleasure to join Suffolk University during this transformative and exciting period for a dynamic institution that’s so focused on its students,” said Morin. “I am eager to join forces with President McCarthy, the trustees, University colleagues and alumni to bolster scholarship opportunities and to advance University goals.”

At Boston University, Morin served as assistant vice president for school development, helping to plan and execute major giving strategies and overseeing the transition and restructuring of school-based development offices. He also directed development and alumni efforts at the College of Communication, which increased alumni giving by more than 70 percent.

A graduate of Bates College with a bachelor of arts degree, Morin holds a master of arts from Northeastern University.