Rickey McCurry joined Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2011 as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, following a 27-year career in higher education advancement.
Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, McCurry served as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and CEO at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. At the University of Tennessee Knoxville, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, Alumni Affairs and Campaign Director, and Acting Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs. McCurry was Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee; Senior Development Officer, College of Communications at Penn State University; Associate Director of Annual and Planned Giving at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee.
He received the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation CEO of the Year Award in 2009, was named in the Lane College Alumni Hall of Fame, and AASCU Millennium Leadership Institute Selected Participant.
McCurry is Board Chair of CASE Great Lakes Region (District V) Commission on Philanthropy. His other memberships include the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville Bar Association, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Association of Governing Board (AGB), National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), National College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and Association of Public and Land Grant Institutions (formerly NASULGC)
He earned his J.D. Law from North Carolina Central University, and BA in History from Lane College, Summa cum laude.
McCurry and his wife, Sandra have been married for 26 years and have three children, Cleveland, 25, Eric, 23, and Chelsea, 15. He enjoys fishing and golf.