John-Paul Roczniak is interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Arizona Foundation, a comprehensive development organization generating more than $150 million annually in private funding to advance the University of Arizona. Since 2013, Roczniak has served as the senior vice president of principal giving and planned gifts at the Foundation. With responsibility for building relationships and meeting the needs of top donors, Roczniak played a pivotal role in the successful launch of the $1.5B Arizona NOW campaign, the largest in the history of the University.
Before coming to the Foundation in 2007, Roczniak was Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the William E. Simon Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester where he increased annual donations from $3 million to $10 million in his first two years. In 2001, Roczniak joined UA’s Eller College of Business and Public Administration and was Associate Director of Development from 2002-2004. Roczniak earned a Bachelor of Arts from Central Connecticut State University, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been active with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) since 1997. His wife, Christine, and he have two dogs, Riley and Gracie.