Vince Volpe begins his first year as the associate athletics director for development at The University of Connecticut. Volpe directs capital fund-raising, major giving, annual giving, the Varsity Club and other sources of revenue generation and strategic initiatives for the Huskies. Volpe serves as a member of the Division of Athletics Leadership Team and works directly with the men's and women's tennis programs as their sport supervisor. He also serves as the liaison to The University of Connecticut Foundation, the UConn Alumni Association and other units on the UConn campus.
Volpe came to UConn on October 29, 2012 from Oral Roberts University where he spent three and a half years as the associate athletics director for external operations. Vince was a member of the Executive Staff within the Department of Athletics and oversaw development, ticket operations, licensing and was the sport administrator for men's and women's tennis.
Prior to ORU Vince spent five and a half years with the University of Missouri Department of Athletics in various capacities concluding as the executive director of development & TSF. Volpe was a member of the senior management team and oversaw all development operations within the Tiger Scholarship Fund including the $150 million Champions for Life capital campaign, the annual giving/ticket priority program, the coordination and sales of all suite lease agreements and the Gift-In-Kind program. Volpe also oversaw Mizzou's 140 endowed scholarships totaling more than $25 million as well as estate and planned giving totaling more than $25 million. The Tiger Scholarship Fund is responsible for annual revenue production in excess of $18 million.
During his time in Columbia, Mo. Volpe was a member of the Big Brother's Big Sister's of Boone County Missouri Board of Directors and a member of the Central Missouri Food Bank Board of Directors.
Before joining Mizzou, Volpe worked in the Department of Athletics at the University of Kentucky as an athletics department associate. At UK he had the unique opportunity to work in several administrative units including marketing, game operations, event management and development. Prior to his tenure at UK Volpe spent five years at Indiana University as a student-athlete, graduate student and intern in athletics administration working directly with the executive management team in the Department of Athletics.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Volpe attended Indiana University on a baseball scholarship. In 2002, he graduated with his bachelor's degree in sports management. Volpe continued his education at IU and in 2003 graduated with his master's degree in athletics administration. While studying for his graduate degree at Indiana he was an associate instructor with the Department of Kinesiology.
Volpe, 33, currently resides in Manchester, Conn. with his wife Laura, a former student-athlete (Gymnastics) for the University of Missouri.