Maura Mack Hisgen, who has held a number of leadership roles in Union’s fundraising organization over the past seven years, recently was selected as the College’s next vice president of College Relations, Union President David R. Harris announced.
Mack Hisgen, who had served as interim vice president since September 2022, joined Union’s College Relations organization as a senior director of major gifts in 2016. She was elevated to the role of assistant vice president in 2020. She also has served as the executive team’s liaison to the Union Board of Trustees since October 2020 in her role as assistant secretary to the Board.
“Maura is the right person to lead Union’s philanthropic efforts at this critical juncture in the College’s history,” said Harris. “Her deep experience at Union and beyond, coupled with her demonstrated success in leading the College Relations team as interim vice president and working effectively with other members of the senior staff, have positioned her well for this role.
“Strong leadership in our College Relations organization is critically important as we work to build on the successful completion of the Powering Union campaign this year. Maura has earned the respect of her team and colleagues around campus, and has built positive relationships with alumni. I am excited to see where she takes the organization as it powers Union to thrive across multiple tomorrows.”
Prior to joining Union, Mack Hisgen had 13 years’ experience in alumni relations and fundraising at the Harvard Business School and the Albany Medical College, where she served as executive director of the college’s alumni association and director of the school’s annual fund immediately before joining Union.
Mack Hisgen, a native of Plattsburgh, NY, earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Siena College, where she remains an active contributor to the college’s alumni organization. She and her husband, Bill, live in Latham with their two school-aged daughters.
“It has been a privilege to lead the exceptional College Relations team as interim vice president and I could not be more excited about what the future holds for Union and our organization,” Mack Hisgen said. “Union is a special place with a great story to tell, and I look forward to doing my part as we continue to engage our passionate alumni and friends to help us build an even stronger future for the College.”