Senior Administrators

Vice President for Advancement

Floyd AkinsFloyd Akins

Floyd Akins joined The University of Toledo in February 2022 as a fundraiser with 25 years of experience in higher education advancement, public relations and admissions ready to move UToledo forward through philanthropy and increased engagement of alumni and friends.

Akins came to UToledo from Michigan State University, where he served as associate vice president for advancement, overseeing constituent fundraising, individual giving and prospect development and corporate and foundation engagement. Prior to that, Akins served as a senior consultant for the Aspen Leadership Group where he executed non-profit executive search and counsel in advancement and fundraising strategies.

In his career Akins also has served as assistant vice chancellor for development for the University of Tennessee Foundation, senior associate vice president for constituent fundraising for Ohio State University and vice president of the Ohio State University Foundation, and executive director of development for the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. He also held several positions at Grinnell College.

Akins earned a master of arts degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts.

Floyd Akins


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Last Updated: 2/14/24