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Manon L. O’Connor
Acting Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Manon L. O’Connor serves as acting associate vice president and chief development officer for University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS). O’Connor provides strategic leadership and management of UAHS development activities.
O’Connor brings to the UA more than 16 years of development experience and expertise and is noted for establishing and cultivating strong, valuable relationships with donors, alumni and faculty. Prior to her appointment, she served as senior director of development at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, where she was responsible for leading development efforts to advance philanthropic priorities for the college.
O’Connor also served in several key development roles at the University of Vermont (UVM), including senior director of development for the UVM Cancer Center, senior director for major gifts at the UVM College of Medicine and was credited with securing transformational gifts that launched several key programs. These programs include the UVM Center on Aging, the Clinical Simulation Laboratory and numerous endowed faculty positions. O’Connor also served as interim director of development for Fletcher Allen Health Care, now the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Prior to her development career, O’Connor was co-owner and operator of two successful restaurants in Burlington, Vt., and was a highly respected community leader and entrepreneur, serving on several boards, including the Chittenden County Transportation Authority, Burlington Business Association, the Cancer Patient Support Program, the Greater Burlington YMCA and the Lund Family Center. O’Connor is a graduate of Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.