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Chad B. Ruback, MSEd, MBA

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Chad B. Ruback, MSEd, MBA assumed the role of Vice President for Institutional Advancement for the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science campus community in January 2016. A 25-year year veteran of institutional advancement, he has held leadership positions at University of Illinois Foundation, University of Iowa Health Care, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Eureka College (IL), and Carroll College (WI). He earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations and master’s degree in higher education and educational administration, both from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and an executive MBA from the University of Iowa.

Ruback's work in engaged philanthropy and community outreach in support of higher education and academic medicine has earned recognition from both the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He is a frequent presenter at AAMC and CASE conferences, contributor to thought leadership in academic medicine-based philanthropy and consultant to peer colleges and universities. Ruback is a past chair of AAMC’s Group on Institutional Advancement having served on the national steering committee and other AAMC task forces for nearly a decade. He also served on various state and local boards for Special Olympics, school-based health clinics, community philanthropy and STEM education.

Ruback leads a new vision for philanthropy and engagement that focuses on giving, volunteer leadership, broad scale engagement and culture building across the University.