Dennis Toney has joined the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences as the director of development.

Toney joins WVU from the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he served as director of athletic development. In that role, he served as major gift officer for sports programs and capital projects, and established new funding records in annual giving, President’s Council membership, corporate partnerships and major gift pledges.

“I am very pleased to join the team at CPASS to help in the ongoing development and advancement at the College,” Toney said. “This role allows me the opportunity to work closely with Dean Dana Brooks, the CPASS team and generous alumni base as we transition into our new facility.

“The College has world class faculty who prepare our students to take on global challenges. In the future, we can look forward to a new home, additional scholarships and fellowships,” he added. “I am grateful for this opportunity and am eager to work with all constituents in our development efforts.”

“The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences welcomes Dennis Toney to the position of development director. Dennis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the development field,” said Brooks. “Over the next several years, he will work with the WVU Foundation and Dean’s office to increase the number of student scholarships, fellowships, and raise funds for the College’s new building.

“I look forward to working closely with Dennis as we advance the College’s mission,” Brooks added.

Last June, the University and the Foundation launched the largest private fundraising campaign in WVU’s history. “A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University” hopes to raise $750 million by December 2015. Learn more about the campaign at

Toney received a received a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater College in Virginia and a master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and Ohio University. His professional career experience includes higher education and leading the efforts at the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority in Martinsville, Va.

While at University of Alabama, Toney generated support for various scholarships and programs, and provided leadership in the funding for the reinstatement of UAH Ice Hockey as a NCAA Division I sport. As director of athletics at the University of Montevallo, Toney oversaw various accomplishments including a major upgrade to the baseball and soccer facilities. At the University of South Carolina, Dennis provided guidance to the Gamecock Club for increased funding and ticket sales.



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CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon, CPASS