Matthew Hodge will be the next vice president for university relations at the University of Maryland, according to a Wednesday announcement by the university.

Hodge will replace this university’s current vice president for university relations, Brodie Remington, starting July 1.

He will build upon this university’s existing fundraising and alumni engagement programs. He will use “creative strategies, clear goals and data-informed decision making” to strengthen this university’s philanthropy, the email said.

“I am honored for the opportunity to be part of an institution with a clear commitment to serving students, fostering innovation, and making a tangible impact on the grand challenges we face,” Hodge said in the email.

He will also serve as the president of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation — a nonprofit corporation organized to hold, invest and manage donations to this university.

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Hodge currently serves as the associate vice president of development and chief development officer at the University of Florida. In this role, he has led the university’s central fundraising efforts and development teams, the email said.

Hodge previously served in several other leadership positions at the University of Florida since 2010 and has also worked at Seminole State College of Florida and the University of Central Florida.

“With more than 25 years of experience in public higher education advancement, I am confident that Matthew will lead us Fearlessly Forward at a time of rapid growth here at Maryland,” Pines said in the email.