Richard J. Tuchman joined the University of New Haven as Vice President for University Advancement in July, 2008. During his tenure at UNH, the University’s philanthropic revenue has steadily increased by 50%. Tuchman previously served as the Executive Director of Development at the University of Hartford. During his previous 22 years as an advancement officer, Tuchman served as an executive in the Development and Advancement offices at Yale University, Saint Joseph College, Quinnipiac University and at the American Heart Association, and began his career with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the senior leadership team that completed the University of Hartford's $175-million capital campaign, led a successful $30-million campaign at Saint Joseph College and directed the Quinnipiac University Development Office for four years. Tuchman is a certified fund-raising executive, earned a bachelor's in psychology from Cornell University and a master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University.