Wesley Ellison Stewart is the Associate Vice President for Major Gifts and Athletics Advancement at Boston College. In her tenure, she has led the regional, parent, and athletics advancement teams to breakout years, envisioning and executing on complex organizational change that implements best practices and positions BC to be ambitious in its next campaign. Her leadership in this role has had a direct impact on the past three record breaking years at BC. She was promoted into this role from previously serving as Associate Vice President for Major Giving and Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, the role in which she was recruited to BC in 2018.
Wesley brings 13 years of experience as a national leader in successful higher education and athletics fundraising, advancing women in the industry, and creating inclusive and diverse workplaces. She has successfully served in previous roles at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, and University of Virginia. Wesley is a regular speaker at Women Leaders in College Sports, CASE, & NACDA. She also consults with university advancement & collegiate athletics departments to build infrastructure and training programs that promote inclusive, positive, and supportive organizational cultures.
She graduated summa cum laude in 2008 with a degree in fine arts from Michigan while earning Big Ten All-Academic honors as a member of the Wolverines’ water polo team. She completed her master’s degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership from the University of Washington in 2009.
She resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.