Daniel Macaluso

As vice president for the Office of College Advancement, Daniel Macaluso oversees the offices responsible for fulfilling the college’s mission and strategic vision goals through fundraising, building relationships and spreading Harvey Mudd College’s message.

Professional background

Macaluso is a veteran of higher education and the development field and brings more than 22 years of higher education development and alumni relations experience. Over his career, he has worked with three leading universities—Penn State, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University in Atlanta—and was engaged with four successful comprehensive campaigns that have all significantly advanced the work of each university.

Macaluso began his career in development as a fundraiser at his alma mater, Penn State University. After serving in three colleges over 10 years and directing development and alumni relations for two of them—Communications and Agricultural Sciences—Macaluso joined the University of Texas at Austin’s Resource Development leadership team as UT was beginning its first comprehensive campaign, proposed at $1 billion.

Following UT’s successful completion of its campaign, Macaluso moved to Atlanta for a leadership position in development and alumni relations at Emory University. As vice president for development, University Programs, he was responsible for directing the development and alumni relations activity in each of the non-health sciences schools and units at Emory, directing central fundraising programs, and co-directing the planning and execution of Emory’s $1.6 billion campaign.


Macaluso is from State College, Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Penn State University.

Additional Information

Directly before joining Harvey Mudd, Macaluso served briefly as a consultant for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, a national non-profit focused on improving the lives of individuals affected by cancer, helping them plan for a national launch and execution of the foundation’s first comprehensive campaign.

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