President and Chief Executive Officer
Jake Lemon is president and CEO, overseeing operations of the UConn Foundation and its fundraising, alumni relations, and investment activities in support of the University of Connecticut, including all campuses, its Division of Athletics, and UConn Health. Prior to being appointed president and CEO in 2021, he served as vice president for development for five years, raising support for the University of Connecticut, including all campuses, its Division of Athletics, and UConn Health. Previously, Lemon served as was an executive leader and fundraiser at the Florida State University Foundation for seven years, where he was elevated to assistant vice president for development and principal gifts. Lemon led planned giving and major gifts programs, corporate and foundation fundraising, and annual giving. Lemon held major gifts positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he specialized in athletics development, and the University of Mississippi, where he launched a planned giving program for the university’s pharmacy school. Jake earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Mississippi. He holds a certificate in financial planning from Florida State University.