Scott Lumpkin was named Vice Chancellor of University Advancement in February 2011. In this role he provides senior leadership for the division, which includes activities related to development, alumni relations, and alumni/donor engagement.
In his 30 years of service to DU, Scott has played a significant role in garnering many of the University’s largest gifts, reflecting his recognized expertise in charitable gift planning and ability to build strong relationships with alumni and friends of the University. In addition to his current leadership of the University’s Ascend Campaign, he was instrumental in DU’s landmark $273 million campaign that transformed the campus in the 1990s. He joined University Advancement in 1983 and was named Associate Vice Chancellor in 1992. Scott began his career at DU in 1979 as Assistant Dean of Admissions.
Lumpkin is a dual-degree alum and parent, as well. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Business Administration from the University, and all three of his children are proud Pioneers (two are alumni and one is a current student).
Scott is a past board member of the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, as well as a founding member and Past President of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. Lumpkin has directed national research projects focused on planned giving including NCPG’s landmark nationwide demographic survey of donors: Planned Giving in the United States. He also helped develop NCPG’s Valuation Standards for Planned Gifts its Guidelines for Counting and Reporting Planned Gifts.