McKeegan leads Linfield advancement effort

John McKeegan, vice president for institutional advancementJohn McKeegan has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Linfield College.

McKeegan succeeds Dave Ostrander, who remains at Linfield as senior assistant to the president focused on solicitation of major gifts.

“John McKeegan has proven to be a skilled administrator and leader,” said Thomas L. Hellie, Linfield president. “I’m grateful and pleased that he is serving in this important role at Linfield.”

McKeegan also serves as general counsel for the college. He joined Linfield in 2010 as advisor to the president and general counsel, and was named a vice president in 2013. Prior to that he practiced law at Haugeberg, Reuter, Gowell, Fredricks, Higgins & McKeegan, P.C. for 11 years and Shockman & McKeegan, P.C. for seven years. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, McKeegan began his legal career in Arizona before moving to McMinnville in 1998, attracted by the idea of raising a family in a college town. He and his wife, Theresa, are volunteers with a number of community organizations.

McKeegan holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education – Institute for Educational Management in 2016.

Linfield’s Institutional Advancement division coordinates fundraising activities, communications to internal and external constituencies, and  alumni, parent and community relations.