Board of Directors

Howie Fitzgerald

M.A. Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, B.A Philosophy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Director of Development, California State University, Long Beach.

As Director of Development, Howie oversees development activities for the College of Liberal Arts, including fundraising, advisory board management, and program development. He holds fifteen years of experience in higher education. In his free time, Howie has completed three marathons, once rode a bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and is an avid mountaineer and hiker.

"I find the virtue-based model of IVA compelling because virtue and character is increasingly difficult to pin down in our modern society. To consider oneself to be educated, in my opinion, goes well beyond the facts that humanity has deemed important enough to pass down from generation to generation. Those facts, while important, will not make a person whole. It is the desire to learn, coupled with the toolkit to absorb and synthesize ideas into action that leads to a fulfilling life."