Holy Cross Names Tracy Barlok Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Tracy W. Barlok has been appointed the new vice president for development and alumni relations at the College of the Holy Cross. She will assume her duties on July 9, according to Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, who made the announcement.

As a member of the College’s senior executive team, Barlok will report directly to Fr. Boroughs and will oversee a team of 46.  She will be responsible for all aspects of the College’s fundraising efforts as well as donor and alumni relations.

“We are delighted that Tracy will be joining the executive team at Holy Cross," said Fr. Boroughs. “She has extensive management and administrative experience in advancement at premiere liberal arts institutions, as well as the proven ability to lead a hard-working and committed team. We look forward to her leadership in working with our alumni community and donors, and in advancing the Jesuit identity and mission of Holy Cross.”

Barlok is currently associate vice president for advancement at Skidmore College.

“The opportunity to serve Holy Cross in this leadership role, and at this particular time in its history, is very special,” Barlok said. “I have long admired the College’s intellectual rigor, its mission-centered identity, and its deep alumni loyalty. The institution is embarking upon an exciting new chapter as Fr. Boroughs leads the community in implementing an ambitious strategic plan. I am privileged to partner with him, with a committed Board of Trustees, and a talented advancement staff to support this effort.”

Barlok has had a 26-year career in the field of advancement, working at Skidmore since 1996 and, prior to that, at her alma mater Colgate University.  Before being named Skidmore’s associate vice president, she served as director of the college’s successful $200 million comprehensive campaign from 2002-2010, and was director of leadership gifts from 1997-2002.  She began her career in advancement at Colgate, where she held a series of positions in alumni relations, and then served as special assistant to the president and director of special gift programs over the period 1986-1996.

An active member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), she currently serves as a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees and is a frequent lecturer and panelist.  She was named CASE District II Professional of the Year in 2010.

She earned her B.A. degree from Colgate in English, where she also studied at the Institute for European Studies in London.  She and her husband are the parents of two teenage children.  In addition to her professional responsibilities, she has been very active in a variety of community and fundraising activities in the Saratoga area.