Juan McGruder is the Director of Development for Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech—where the institute is currently completing a $1.5 billion capital campaign. He is former associate vice president for institutional advancement at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Previously, he served as special assistant to the President and director of alumni relations at Clark Atlanta University. He served on a national level as assistant director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education at the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C.
He serves as president-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Atlanta Chapter, as a member of the Certified Fund Raising Executive International Job Analysis Task Force, on the board of the African American Development Officers Network, and the Practitioner Advisory Board of The Science of Philanthropy Initiative at University of Chicago. He frequently serves as a faculty member for Georgia Center for Nonprofits-consulting with nonprofits across Atlanta.
McGruder's civic and social engagement includes serving as program chair for the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club, as an ordained ruling Elder at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church and on the Council of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. He serves on the boards of the South West Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center and the Christopher Stallworth Foundation. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
He earned a doctorate in education and human development from Vanderbilt, a master's degree in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard, a master's degree in counseling and human development from Clark Atlanta, an education specialist degree in Student Affairs from Western Kentucky, and a Certificate in Romanesque and Gothic Architecture in Britain and Europe from University of Cambridge, England. His bachelor's degree is in political science from Clark College. He also holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) international professional designation.