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Mr. Gary R. Massa

Vice President for University Relations, University Relations

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 close to $600M which is more than 90% of what has been raised in the history of the University. The Annual Fund has doubled and estate giving to the University has quadrupled as well.  His University Relations office was recently recognized with a national honor from CASE (Council For Advancement and Support of Education) for overall performance for advancement.  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 10 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 and one grandchild, Brooks.

First Year at Xavier



  • Xavier MBA, 1984;Xavier BSBA, 1981

Work Experience

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