Peter Owendoff, Assistant Vice President for University Relations
B.A., M.Ed., Xavier University.
Peter Owendoff joined the University Relations division in September, 1998. He began his career soon after earning his M.Ed. from Xavier University, and worked for The Superlative Group, a Cleveland based firm hired by Xavier University to secure sponsorships and sell premium seats in the Cintas Center.
Mr. Owendoff was hired by Xavier University as a Regional Director for Development responsible for securing major and planned gifts for the University. In June, 2005, he was promoted to Executive Director for Major Gifts. In this role, he managed all aspects of the major gifts area, but still kept a portfolio and region to call on prospects and donors. He also became a member of the University Relations Executive Council. During the past decade, Mr. Owendoff and his team were part of two successful capital campaigns–the To See Great Wonders Campaign, which generated $204 million dollars and our most recent campaign, Together For Others–the Campaign for Xavier University which secured $257 million dollars.
In January, 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President for University Relations. He now manages the major and planned giving areas. He works closely with Gary Massa, Vice President for University Relations to help drive strategy within the division.
Peter is a former board member for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. He currently serves on the Executive Committee on the Jesuit Advancement Administrators. He has been a presenter at various development conferences and workshops.
Peter and his wife, Lisa, live in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati.