Mark Savenkoff joined the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in December of 2019 as its first Vice President, Advancement. Since that time, Savenkoff has led Algonquin College as it dissolved its externally governed Foundation and created a reimagined Advancement Division within the College itself with a focus on development, alumni relations, advancement services, communications and partnership development. Prior to joining Algonquin College, he helped spearhead Carleton University’s Collaborate Campaign, which ended in 2019 after raising more than $308 million, and led programs at the University of Saskatchewan in the areas of student recruitment, student retention and alumni relations.
Throughout his 17 plus year career in post-secondary education, he has received notable recognition from these post-secondary institutions. He has also been the proud recipient of the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40 Award”, and has earned numerous awards from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Savenkoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan and certificates in Public Sector Leadership as well as the Executive Program from Queen’s University. He volunteers his time for both CASE and CCAE, regularly presents at national conferences on advancement best practices and has served as a guest lecturer for the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program at Carleton University.