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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO – Following an extensive search, Rory O’Neil ’06, ’08G, ’19G has been named Executive Director of Alumni Engagement for John Carroll University.  

O’Neil has nearly 15 years of nonprofit experience, including the last nine as a valuable member of John Carroll’s Advancement division serving as Assistant Director of Annual Giving and, more recently, as Director of Major Gifts. 

“Rory’s passion for John Carroll and deep appreciation for our mission as a Jesuit Catholic university have always been clear,” said Ryan Daly ’99, ’12G, Vice President for University Advancement. “He enters this new role with strong alumni relationships and a commitment to strengthening the bond between JCU and our 45,000 graduates.”

“John Carroll alumni make up one of the most proud, generous, and engaged groups in the country, and working with them has been one of the great joys of my life,” said O’Neil. “I am thrilled to continue this work with every single Blue Streak in support of the Inspired Futures vision for John Carroll’s future. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I would like to thank the search committee, Ryan Daly, and Al Miciak for this tremendous opportunity to serve my alma mater." 

Prior to his time at John Carroll, O’Neil served in a variety of development and nonprofit roles, including as a Campaign Associate at Trinity Washington University, an International Fellow with PeacePlayers International in Northern Ireland, and a Program Director for PeacePlayers International in Cyprus.  

O’Neil earned a B.A. in History at John Carroll University, and went on to earn two master’s degrees from JCU, including an M.A. in History and, later, an M.A. in Nonprofit Administration. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the men’s basketball team. 

Rory and his wife, Amanda (Rembold) O’Neil ’07, have two daughters.