Vice President, University Advancement
Kristi Wade joined University Advancement as senior director of university relations services in 2009. She brings more than 20 years of experience in administration. As vice president of University Advancement, Wade is responsible for division finances and human resources as well as oversight of board and donor relations, alumni and parent engagement, advancement information services, special events, and office management. She comes to LMU from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where she served as deputy executive director with oversight of finance, human resources and signature fundraising campaigns including Team In Training, Light the Night, Man & Woman of the Year, and Pennies for Patients. Prior to this, she had a career in athletics working for ABC/ESPN Sports, Washington State University, the NBA Portland Trailblazers and WNBA Portland Fire. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Washington State University. In her free time, Wade enjoys traveling and spending time with her spouse and three children.