UC Foundation president set to retire
Peter Landgren, UC alum, will return to campus as faculty
Peter Landgren, president of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and vice president of university advancement, has announced his retirement. Landgren, a proud alumnus of the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has held his position since October 2017.
As Foundation president, Landgren guided the most extensive fundraising campaign in university history; Next, Now: The Campaign for Cincinnati recently met its $2 billion goal in advance of its planned close. He also led the Foundation and UC Alumni Association through and out of the COVID-19 pandemic and achieved historic fundraising results at a time when philanthropic giving declined throughout the country.
A valued leader during his 12 years on UC’s campus, Landgren served as the Dean of CCM for five years. He was reappointed for a seven-year term as dean when the university tapped him to serve as Interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. During his time at CCM, he launched the residency of the internationally renowned Ariel Quartet. He partnered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and UC to launch the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship, which created a new national model for diversifying the music profession.
“Peter’s contributions to UC will be long-lasting and should be both honored and celebrated,” said UC President Neville G. Pinto. “As a scholarship recipient at UC, Peter’s belief in the transformational power of higher education helped triple donor investments to scholarship funds in his time at the Foundation.”
I took on this role to lead UC’s fundraising and alumni engagement activities six-years ago out of loyalty to my Alma Mater and from my belief in the power of philanthropy to lift our community through higher education and quality academic medical care.
Peter Landgren UC Foundation President
Landgren looks forward to returning to his creative roots by rejoining the university as a tenured faculty member at CCM. He is currently the co-chair of the CSO music director search; he has been a member of the CSO Board of Directors since 2011.
“I took on this role to lead UC’s fundraising and alumni engagement activities six-years ago out of loyalty to my alma mater and from my belief in the power of philanthropy to lift our community through higher education and quality academic medical care,” said Landgren. “Working with our generous donor investors and witnessing their impact on UC and UC Health has been a privilege.”
Prior to his appointment at CCM in 2011, Landgren served as conservatory director at Baldwin-Wallace College. He had spent the previous 29 years as a musician with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 26 years of which he served as a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU). From 2005-2006, Landgren served JHU’s Peabody Institute as the interim director.
A national search for his successor is underway.
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