Edward Stephen’05 CLAS named Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Edward Stephen

Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, recently announced the appointment of Edward Stephen ’05 CLAS as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the Charles Widger School of Law. Stephen, who joins the Law School on January 17, was selected following a national search.  

A member of the Dean’s executive leadership team, Stephen will lead the advancement efforts for the Law School and serve as its chief advancement officer. He will work closely with Dean Alexander to develop an overall advancement strategy that advances the School’s missions and goals, and will continue to build and foster an alumni relations program that includes broad representation from Villanova Law’s more than 10,000 alumni.

“Ed Stephen rose to the top of a very impressive candidate pool, impressing the search committee with his experience and his commitment to excellence,” remarked Dean Alexander. “He is a smart, talented individual who has a great passion for supporting our mission, and I am excited to welcome him to my leadership team.”  

“I am thrilled to serve one of our nation’s premier law schools,” said Stephen. “Dean Alexander represents an exciting new chapter for our alumni, and I am eager to share his vision with our graduates across the country.”

Stephen joins the Law School from the University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, where he served as Director of Major Giving. In this role, he oversaw the successful completion of the College’s largest campaign as part of the University’s For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change. Stephen previously served as Major Gift Officer for the Villanova School of Business. A graduate of Villanova University, Stephen received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.