Decock has served as vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2002. He most recently served as the director for Colgate's Passion for the Climb campaign
(2007–2012), leading a team that raised $480 million, surpassing a $400 million goal against some of the most daunting economic headwinds.
In addition to overseeing advancement, alumni relations, career services, communications, external relations, and community affairs, Decock has helped develop the architecture and implementation for institution-wide programs in leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness. He also serves on the Institutional Advancement & Communications
and Nominating, Governance and Trustee Development
committees of the Board of Trustees.
Working with faculty, admissions, and the dean of students staff, he helped to create and fund Colgate's signature Benton Scholars Program
, a competitive admissions and recruitment initiative that attracts students from all over the world to study and engage deeply in the most significant global issues of our time. STAFF DIRECTORY