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Katéy AssemFormer Executive Director, Chicago State University Foundation

Katéy Assem retired as Executive Director of the Chicago State University.  Previously, he was Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the North Carolina Central University Foundation, Vice President for Advancement and Research at Fort Valley State University and as CEO of the FVSU Foundation where he completed a $62 million bond program to build a new residential and academic village. Through his university career, Katéy has been responsible for public and private fundraising activities, development, investment and oversight of endowments and the disbursement of funds for student scholarships, faculty research support and university-wide technology and infrastructure support.

Katéy’s extensive background in Child Welfare includes serving as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Division for Youth and as CEO of The Door, Inc. He received his BS in Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon and Master of Social Work from the UNC at Chapel Hill and holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University-Purdue University Fundraising School.  He was a Fulbright Scholar with the Council of International Programs in Chicago.  He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and two books on working with children and families in foster care and adoption. He recently completed a manuscript on Rites of Passage Programming. He is the father of three grown sons and has three grandsons and four granddaughters. He resides in Durham, NC.

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