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Rodney M. Grabowski is Senior Vice President for Advancement and Partnerships. Grabowski has more than three decades of nonprofit and advancement experience, including extensive experience in Florida’s state university system and in health care philanthropy. Under his leadership, the University at Buffalo surpassed its goal of $650 million a full year early and has raised $879.2 million toward an extended goal of $1 billion — a effort boosted by back-to-back record-setting years for the university. He is a national leader in the use of artificial intelligence, data-driven strategy and innovative management strategies.  Rod holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University.  He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and holds memberships from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  Rod joined UCF in September 2022.