John P. Plante
Vice President for University Advancement
John P. Plante joined Duquesne in January 2007 to oversee all University fund raising, including capital campaigns, foundation and corporate relations, and planned giving, as well as alumni relations, public affairs and government relations. Advancing Our Legacy, the comprehensive campaign for Duquesne University, surpassed its goal of $150 million one year early in December 2011.
Prior to his appointment at Duquesne, he was vice president for development and alumni relations at Washington & Jefferson College since 2003. He oversaw the completion of a comprehensive campaign that raised $105 million through June 2006, substantially growing the college's development program.
Previously, he held positions as vice president for institutional advancement at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati; director of advanced giving and director of development and college relations at the University of Cincinnati Foundation; and vice president of development and finance for Lasallian Schools of Southern California in Pasadena. His corporate experience includes serving as controller for SoPac Development Corp. in Pasadena and accounting manager for TRW Space & Defense Systems in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Plante was appointed to the board of trustees at Alderson-Broaddus College in 2011, serving as a member of the executive, finance (chair) and investment committees. He is an active member of the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education and has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including Hamilton County ARC, Boy Scouts of America, Mt. Lebanon Athletic Association, Boys & Girls Club of Southern California, Cathedral College Preparatory High School and Barnhart Academy.
A native of the Southern California, Plante is married to Christine Photos and is a resident of Mount Lebanon. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from California State University at Los Angeles and a master's degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary's University in Minnesota.