Mr. Gary R. Massa

Mr. Gary R. Massa

Vice President for University Relations, University Relations

Vice President for University Relations, Xavier University

ML 5420
Alumni Center

Phone: (513) 745-3335

Fax: (513) 745-2003

Degrees:

  • Xavier MBA, 1984
  • Xavier BSBA, 1981

Work Experience:

  • Xavier University, Vice President for University Relations, 1999-current
  • Cable/Midland, Vice President for Sales & Marketing, 1994-1999
  • Reebok/Agency, Sales Manager, 1990-1994
  • Heublein, Inc., District Manager / Analyst, 1982-1990

First Year at Xavier University:

1999

Biography:

Gary Massa, vice president for university relations, serves on the President’s Senior Executive Team. He is responsible for all phases of Xavier’s development and alumni relations efforts including the Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Estate Giving and all aspects of campaign programming as well as Xavier’s network of 50 Alumni Chapters. Massa, a two-time Xavier graduate, joined Xavier in June 1999, after 17 successful years in the corporate world. During his tenure Xavier has realized more than 80% of what has been raised in the history of the University. The Annual Fund has doubled and recently experienced its 6th record year in a row and estate giving to the University has quadrupled as well. A former Xavier Musketeer basketball co-captain, MVP and member of the 1,000 Point Club, Massa served as color commentator of Xavier basketball on WCPO-TV for 11 seasons. Massa is also active in the community serving on the Boards of St. Vincent de Paul, The Athenaeum and Xavier’s Center for Catholic Education. A Cincinnati native, Massa lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Mary. They have four children, Luke Katie, Kristen and Lauren.

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