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Luke O'Connell


425Business and Economics Building

Luke O'Connell

Assistant Dean, Development

Assistant Dean of Development, Dean's Office


Luke O'Connell is the Assistant Dean for Development for the WVU College of Business and Economics. He oversees the fundraising and alumni relations efforts for the College, including major/planned gifts, the annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, and stewardship.  O'Connell also serves as B&E’s principle liaison with the WVU Foundation to coordinate development efforts.  He joined the College in December 2016 and his prior experience includes working at Drew University as its Director of Advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and at Rutgers University as a Director of Development.


  • MBA in General Management, Boston University
  • MS in Television Management, Boston University
  • BA in English, Boston College