James G. Salmo to head RIC’s college advancement, Foundation

RIC’s new vice president for college advancement and executive director of the RIC Foundation is James G. Salmo, who will begin work at the college on Feb. 8.

James Salmo
“James Salmo has over 25 years of progressive, successful experience in the field of development,” said RIC President Nancy Carriuolo. “I am looking forward to his leadership in college advancement as well as to his collaboration with the RIC community and the college’s many friends.”

Salmo, a native of St. Louis, Mo., has worked in the advancement field for over 25 years.

“I am excited to become a part of the RIC family,” he said. "There is a great deal of positive energy that can move this institution forward, even during difficult times. I sense great opportunity and look forward to being a part of the RIC team that turns those opportunities into reality.”

He comes to RIC from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he served as associate vice chancellor for development, Health Sciences, since 2003.

At the university, Salmo was responsible for providing executive leadership and strategic direction for all health-care related fundraising programs. He had direct supervision over 11 major gift officers and financial oversight of the School of Medicine’s development office operations budget and Health Sciences salary budget line.

As part of the vice chancellor’s senior management team, he assisted in efforts to raise $1 billion as part of the “For All We Call Mizzou” campaign, for which each unit in Health Sciences met its fundraising goal.

Salmo first worked at the University of Missouri from 1991 to 1996 as director of development for the School of Law and the College of Engineering.

He has also held positions with the Whitfield School, Southeast Missouri State University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis University and St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where his department raised $10 million to improve campus facilities and enhance scholarships.

His education includes an MA degree in media/communications from Webster University, graduate studies in film from American University and a BA in theatre from Saint Louis University.

Salmo’s wife, Lisa, is an elementary-school teacher and their son, David, is a freshman at Emerson College in Boston.

A reception for the college community to meet James Salmo will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Student Union Ballroom, following the president's State of the College Update at 12:30 p.m.