Development office has new executive director

The University of Indianapolis has tapped an experienced fundraising professional to play a key role in its University Advancement division.

Hays-Mussoni

Hays-Mussoni

Stephanie Hays-Mussoni is UIndy’s new executive director of development, overseeing functions including major gifts, planned giving, advancement services, prospect research and corporate and foundation relations. She reports to Vice President for Advancement Christopher Molloy.

“Stephanie brings a wealth of experience in higher education and not-for-profit fundraising and leadership to the university,” Molloy said. “Following a national search, she was the search committee’s unanimous choice for this important position.”

Hays-Mussoni has worked since 2012 as director of gift development at Indiana University East in Richmond, where she had responsibilities in advancement, marketing and community and alumni relations. She previously served as executive director of the Cope Environmental Center in Centerville.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Hays-Mussoni holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University and is pursuing a doctorate in higher education and organizational change at Benedictine University.

On the personal side, she enjoys traveling, camping and hiking. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two daughters: Bella, 5, and Ava, 8. They are relocating to Indianapolis from the Richmond area.