Appointed in 2004, John Borden is Vice President for Development and External Relations. Since his appointment, he has restructured the division to work more effectively in meeting the College's multi-faceted needs in development and communications, developed and implemented a fundraising plan related to the College’s strategic priorities, and worked closely with the Board of Trustees and other volunteers. He also created and oversees the College’s government relations program.
Prior to his appointment at Bank Street, John held a number of key leadership roles, serving as Vice President for Advancement at Adelphi University, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, and Hebrew Union College. Previous to that he held development roles at Yale, Columbia University, and Teachers College. He also worked for five years as a program officer during the early days of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has experience in strategic planning in development and public relations.
John holds an MA in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College.