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Angela Wambugu Cobb
By: LIBN Staff December 22, 2022
Angela Wambugu Cobb has been promoted to serve as the vice president for institutional advancement at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury. She previously served as the college’s senior associate vice president for institutional advancement.
As vice president, Wambugu Cobb will oversee key areas related to fundraising including major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, estate and gift planning, as well as alumni relations, community engagement and program development. In addition, she will serve concurrently as the executive director of the Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc., a private 501(c)(3) organization which is charged with advancing the mission and strategic goals of SUNY Old Westbury to support of student success, research, special initiatives and community service through fundraising and community partnerships.
Wambugu Cobb has over 20 years of fundraising and strategic planning experience working with higher education, social justice, international human rights, health and social service organizations. She came to Old Westbury in March 2022 after 14 years with the City University of New York, having served most recently as assistant vice president for development and alumni relations at Bronx Community College. She also held leadership roles with CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College, St. John’s University, and Amnesty International U.S.A., among others.
A New York native and resident of Queens, Wambugu Cobb earned a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Queens College.