As a graduate of an all-female high school and a women’s college, Kassandra Jolley brings passion and commitment to empowering women in her role as Mount Holyoke’s vice president for advancement.
With responsibility for all fundraising efforts, Jolley partners with the Mount Holyoke faculty, trustees, alumnae and friends to preserve the College’s mission and secure financial support for key strategic initiatives. She brings nearly 25 years of fundraising experience to Mount Holyoke, including a broad background in campaign design and management, annual funds, parent programs, alumnae relations, leadership and management.
Prior to joining Mount Holyoke in March 2016, Jolley served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Spelman College. During her tenure at Spelman, fundraising more than doubled and the college completed its most successful campaign in its history. Previously, Jolley served as Vice President of University Relations at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island; directed annual and parent programs at Berklee College of Music in Boston; and, for nearly nine years, held several leadership roles in the advancement department at her alma mater, Simmons College. Jolley holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and women’s studies.