As assistant vice president for College Advancement, Gary Smallwood leads Harvey Mudd College's fundraising and constituent programs.
Smallwood has 34 years of higher education experience, working at prominent universities such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Virginia Tech and James Madison University. He has served in a variety of college advancement operations, including major and regional gifts, campaign planning, annual fund, alumni relations and public affairs.
He launched his career at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, serving as assistant director of alumni affairs. Smallwood spent the next 19 years taking on increasing responsibilities in fundraising and development at three more colleges, before arriving at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to serve as its director of regional development. Prior to his arrival at HMC, Smallwood spent four years as the institution's senior director of regional development.
At Georgia Tech, he assisted with two major fundraising campaigns — $712 million and $1.5 billion — and managed a team of regional directors.
Smallwood holds a master's degree in counseling and student personnel administration from Virginia Tech, where he also earned a bachelor's degree in music.