Edward Chiu

Edward Chiu

Senior Vice President, Advancement

Babson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Advancement Management
  • Campaign Planning/Fundraising
  • Organizational Structure

Executive Biography

Edward Chiu serves as senior vice president for Advancement at Babson College. He possesses nearly two decades of experience in higher education, with a demonstrated track record as a successful fundraiser and program builder. Chiu will provide leadership and strategic vision for Babson’s Development, Alumni and Friends and Advancement Communications teams. He will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Prior to his current role, Chiu served as vice chancellor for Advancement at UMass Lowell. In his five years, UMass Lowell saw record growth in revenue, including securing over $90.8 million in new commitments. Under his leadership, the University posted five consecutive record-breaking fundraising years, having more than doubled annual commitments in that time period. Chiu also led efforts to plan and execute “Our Legacy, Our Place,” the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in the university’s history.

Previously, Chiu served as associate vice president for institutional advancement at Providence College. In that capacity, he was responsible for the management of the alumni relations, development and advancement services programs overseeing a staff of 48. During his tenure, Chiu helped build a strong team that achieved record fundraising results and set forth the planning for a comprehensive campaign.

Chiu also served eight years at St. John’s University, as associate director and then as director of alumni relations before being promoted to director of operations for Institutional Advancement. He guided all advancement functions for a staff of 80 employees and assisted in the successful planning and execution of a $250 million capital campaign. Prior to St. John’s, Chiu worked for the University of Connecticut Alumni Association and Division of Athletics.

He received both his bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut. Chiu is active in CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and has served on the District I board.