Speidel was appointed vice president for University Advancement at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania on May 1, 2012. He initially joined IUP in February 2011 as associate vice president for Development, but assumed responsibility for
managing the entire University Advancement Division shortly after his arrival,
following a divisional reorganization.
Speidel came to IUP from UPMC Passavant Hospital Foundation, where he served as director of Development; however, the majority of his experience has been in
He served Butler County Community College for 14 years as vice president
for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the college’s Education
Foundation. In his role as vice president, he led the college’s first capital
campaign, exceeding its goal by $1.3 million; initiated a planned giving
program; and established the college’s first alumni association. He also supervised
communications, government relations, and the strategic planning process.
Speidel served at Clarion University from 1986 to 1995, first as director of
Annual Giving and then as director of Development.
He spent the early part of his career with the YMCA at
locations in western Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Slippery Rock University and Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degree at Clarion University. He has completed course work
in the doctoral program in higher education management at the University of
Speidel has been very involved professionally, earning Certified Fundraising
Executive (CFRE) certification and a certificate from the National Planned
Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. He holds active
memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the
Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council, and the Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE).
He currently lives in Butler County with his wife, Barbara. They are the parents of four adult children.
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