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The Division of Student Affairs Office of Development and External Relations provides Division-wide leadership and support in the areas of fundraising and external relations. Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.

The Division of Student Affair's development staff stands ready to assist you in any way that will make it easier and more satisfying to contribute. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you make your contribution to the Division of Student Affairs.

Jim Rychner

Jim Rychner

Director of Development and External Relations
Jim Rychner has been with the University of Maryland for 25 years. Leading the Division of Student Affairs originally through marketing for Resident Life, Rychner established the Office of Development and External Relations to ensure that students and staff focused on developing engaging programs and resources for the campus receive proper community and corporate support to expand their efforts.

Whether Rychner is in or out of the office, you can always find him with his loyal companion Madison, a black Labrador retriever that is the biggest Terp fan on four legs.

Jim Rychner may be reached at O (301) 314-7918, M (202) 487-9676 or jjr@umd.edu.

Roz Moore

Roz Moore

Assistant Director for Development and External Relations
Roz Moore joined the University of Maryland in 2014 after spending several years as Sponsorship Manager with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Roz joins the Division focusing on sponsorships, emerging major gift donors and prospects, and coordination of events.

Roz is a University of Maryland graduate and Terp fan for life! She loves spending time with her husband, kids, family, and friends. On the weekends, you will find her on local sporting fields cheering for her kids’ soccer, lacrosse, and track clubs!

Roz Moore may be reached at (301) 314-3694 or rozmoore@umd.edu.

Ed Kenny

Ed Kenny

Associate Director for Grants and Scholarships
Ed Kenny rejoined the University of Maryland in 2012, after spending four years as an undergraduate and an additional two years as a graduate assistant coordinator in Resident Life as a graduate student in Public Policy. Kenny joins the Division focusing on securing grants and scholarships for the departments within the Division.

Kenny is a diehard Terp fan! Not only are he and his wife Terps with lots of awards to show for it, he also recruited his two sisters to study at the University of Maryland from out of state!

Ed Kenny may be reached at (301) 405-0322 or edkenny@umd.edu.

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson

Associate Director for University Recreation & Wellness and Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Mr. Jackson joined the University of Maryland in 2014, after almost a decade of fundraising work at the University of Virginia. Reggie works to secure philanthropic contributions that will enhance the quality of University Recreation & Wellness, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the University’s Golf Course.

Outside of the office, Reggie enjoys a competitive game of Scrabble ™ and using his camera to capture the beauty in and around Washington, D.C.

Reggie Jackson may be reached at (301) 405-1151 or reggiej@umd.edu.

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Major Gift Officer Parent and Family Philanthropy
For help or questions regarding Parent and Family Philanthropy please contact Jim Rychner at jjr@umd.edu or (301) 314-7918
Ari Kroop

Ari Kroop

Assistant to the Director
Ari Kroop has been with the University of Maryland since 2009. Kroop started as an undergraduate student who worked part-time in the Office of Development and External Relations, and joined as a full-time staff in 2011. Kroop helps support all the initiatives within the office and ensures that everything is running smoothly.

When he is not competing in the office to be the quickest typer, Kroop can be found playing floor hockey and excelling at the virtual game Starcraft.

Ari Kroop can be reached at (301) 314-4900 or arikroop@umd.edu.

Terry Zacker

Terry Zacker

Associate Director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union Initiatives
Terry Zacker has been with the University of Maryland for 26 years. Zacker works to ensure that corporations, foundations, organizations and alumni are engaged with programs through the Stamp Student Union, and find ways for alumni to give back by establishing scholarship funds or providing support for programs and activities that were meaningful to them. Zacker also teaches a class about leadership in athletics.

You will not be surprised to learn that whether it is on campus or in her community, past students constantly stop her to catch up and stay connected. When she gets the chance, you can also find Zacker helping her parents on the farm in Maine where she grew up.

Terry Zacker can be reached at O (301) 314-7165 or tzacker@umd.edu.

Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan

Development and External Relations Coordinator, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Claire Sullivan joined the University of Maryland Development Team in 2014. Sullivan works alongside Terry Zacker to help secure corporate sponsorships, scholarships, grants and individual support for the various programs and initiatives within the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. Sullivan’s work ensures that students have the support they need for critical programs, such as Veteran Student Life, Student Entertainment Events, Graduate Student Life.

When not on campus, you can find Sullivan exploring campus and spending time with her two dogs.

Claire Sullivan can be reached at (301) 314-8511 or csulliv@umd.edu.

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Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.

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Office of Development and
External Relations
8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 314-4900
sagiving@umd.edu

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