Biography

Skip Nordhoff currently serves as the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement at the Fletcher School. Prior to joining Fletcher, he was at Harvard Business School for twelve years, most recently serving as Philanthropic Advisor, Principal Gifts and International Strategy.  During his tenure at HBS, he built strong donor communities and philanthropic pipelines both domestically and internationally, including in India, Turkey, the Middle East/Levant and Africa.
Skip has also served as Senior Director, Principal Gifts at Mass General Hospital and was previously a Senior Major Gift Officer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Leadership Gift Officer at Wheaton College.  In addition to his nearly 20 years of higher education fundraising experience, Skip retired as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corp after completing 28 years of active and reserve service. Skip received his B.A. in Political Science and History from Denison University, and his MA in History from the Catholic University of America. He is also a graduate of several military schools to include Naval Flight School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College.