Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Jaci Thiede came to Grinnell with more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education advancement work and campaign consulting. In her current role, she is responsible for providing strategic vision and direction for all fundraising, alumni relations, and stewardship activities.
Prior to coming to Grinnell in 2018, Thiede served as Vice President for University Advancement at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. She has also served as associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, and as a senior member of the Indiana University Foundation’s development division.
Thiede holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.