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Spartanburg Community College Announces John Jaraczewski as New Executive Director of Advancement

August 9, 2022 by Colton Grace | 2022news

John Jaraczewski
John Jaraczewski comes to SCC from the Greenville Literacy Association

Spartanburg Community College announced the hiring of Mr. John Jaraczewski to serve as the College’s new Executive Director of Advancement. Mr. Jaraczewski most recently served as the Executive Director of the Greenville Literacy Association and brings a wealth of experience in development to the table as he will take over as head of the SCC Foundation.

"The Spartanburg Community College Foundation plays a vital role in moving our communities forward as it is the key organization in our region that links private investment and partnerships with the public mission of our College," said Dr. Michael Mikota, President of SCC. "As Spartanburg Community College continues to lead initiatives forging connections between the economy and higher education it is essential that our many investors and stakeholders understand the importance of further enhancing relationships and resources that will provide the greatest return on investment to the citizens of our dynamically growing region. Mr. Jaraczewski is uniquely positioned in this role, paired with his experience and expertise, to greatly advance the mission of our College and the communities we serve. I am very proud to welcome him to the Chaser Family and look forward to the many accomplishments we will realize together."

"The partnerships we make in the communities we serve are vital to our joint success. Mr. Jaraczewski brings the skills and passion we need to cultivate those relationships and pave the way for our collective continued success," said Mr. Ethan Burroughs, Vice President of Economic Advancement at SCC.

"I am excited to join the team at Spartanburg Community College as I have dedicated much of my career in higher education to helping build and support affordable, accessible, and relevant pathways to an education and future career," said Mr. John Jaraczewski. "The work of the SCC Foundation is crucial to the success of our students, faculty, staff, and the greater Spartanburg community."

As SCC’s Executive Director of Advancement, Mr. Jaraczewski will work closely with the President, Vice President of Economic Advancement, and Foundation Board Members in developing and executing strategic priorities related to fundraising by developing and executing various campaign strategies to include individual and corporate donor funds, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, faculty and staff giving, as well as research, donor prospecting, and relationship development and sustainability. He will also lead the areas of alumni engagement, community, and economic development relations.

Mr. Jaraczewski comes to the Spartanburg Community College Foundation having recently served as the Executive Director of the Greenville Literacy Association (GLA). Prior to moving to the Upstate, Mr. Jaraczewski was Assistant Chancellor of University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 2012-2019. In addition to his work in higher education, Mr. Jaraczewski brings significant experience in public affairs, corporate relations, as well as fund development.

Mr. Jaraczewski holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University and an associate degree from College of Lake County. 

He and his wife, Wanda, live in Greenville and have four children; two of which reside in the Upstate.