ODU Names Douglas Stein Vice President for Advancement

Douglas Stein


Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D., has appointed Douglas H. Stein as ODU’s new vice president for University Advancement. Stein will be responsible for achieving Ohio Dominican’s strategic fund-raising priorities and will lead the University’s activities in advancement and alumni relations. Stein will serve as a member of President Cimbolic’s senior leadership team. 

“We are extremely fortunate to have a seasoned professional such as Doug Stein joining us to lead our Advancement operation,” Cimbolic said. “He brings more than three decades’ worth of experience in higher education and medical fundraising to the position, and his ties to the Central Ohio Catholic and corporate community will position ODU to more effectively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors who believe strongly in our mission and strategic direction.” 

Stein joins Ohio Dominican from the Mount Carmel Health System Foundation, where he has served as president and executive director since 2008. Stein was the lead fundraiser for the system’s four hospitals, as well as its College of Nursing, Graduate Medical Education program, and its Hospice program. Under his leadership, the Foundation realized four consecutive years of all-time highs in giving for Associate and Physician Appeals, grants and special events. Prior to joining Mount Carmel, Stein was the senior director of Development at St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus. While there, Stein was the lead fundraiser for the school’s $18 million “Campaign for St. Charles.” Previously, Stein worked in advancement at The Ohio State University, when he served as director of Development and executive secretary for The James Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Stein began his advancement career as the assistant to the Dean and director of Development at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy. 

“I am thrilled that President Cimbolic has given me this great opportunity to lead Ohio Dominican University’s advancement efforts,” Stein said. “Under his leadership and with the commitment of its Board of Trustees, ODU is on track to become one of the region’s great Catholic Universities. I look forward to working with our alumni and friends in the Columbus community to provide support for Ohio Dominican to fulfill its ambitious strategic goals in the years ahead.” 

Stein is active in many Central Ohio community and Catholic organizations. He has served as a consultant to the Catholic Foundation Diocese of Columbus, and has shared his fundraising expertise with the Newman Center at Ohio State; Saint Paul’s Outreach/Columbus Chapter; St. Catharine, St. Andrew and St. Matthew parishes locally; Over the Rainbow, Inc. in Chicago; as well as many other service organizations. Stein holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University, and pursued post-graduate studies there. Stein is a parishioner at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gahanna. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 45 majors as well as 11 graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.