Katéy AssemBoard Chairman

Katéy Eric Assem serves as Executive Director of the Chicago State University Foundation. Previously, he was Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the North Carolina Central University Foundation.

Mr. Assem also served as Vice President for Advancement and Research at Fort Valley State University and as Chief Executive Officer of the FVSU Foundation where he completed a $62 million bond program to build a new residential and academic village. Before joining FVSU, Mr. Assem was Chief Advancement Officer of the Chicago State University (CSU) Foundation.

Mr. Assem received his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon and Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University-Perdue University Fundraising School. He was also, a Fulbright Scholar with the Council of International Programs in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Assem has over 28 years’ experience working in human services, juvenile justice and education where he has designed Rites of Passage programs for community centers, churches and juvenile correctional institutions. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and two books on working with children and families in foster care and adoption. He is currently completing a manuscript on Rites of Passage. He is currently the board chairman of Opportunity International Savings and Loans.

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