Student Program Leader, GradGuard, Welcomes Seasoned College Athletics Director and Coach to Growing Campus Partnerships Team

June 10, 2021 6:09:00 PM EDT / by Natalie Tarangioli

Phoenix, AZ (June 10, 2021): GradGuard, an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students, is pleased to announce Luke DallaRiva has been appointed as the Assistant Director of Campus Partnerships, effective May 17, 2021.

Luke DallaRivaDallaRiva will support Wimer Alberto, GradGuard’s Senior Director of Campus Partnerships and will play a crucial role in building relationships with on and off-campus student housing.

DallaRiva spent nearly a decade in college athletics and was most recently the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for the University of South Dakota. Prior to that, he made stops at Kent State University and Grand Canyon University, where he spent time directing business operations and as a coach. DallaRiva also worked in student housing as a Resident Assistant for three years at the University of San Diego.

“We’re excited to have Luke join our growing team as we work to expand partnerships with key players in the student housing world,” Steve Fucci, Vice President of Campus Development and Strategic Partnerships said. “He brings a wealth of unique experience coming from university athletics and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

In DallaRiva’s new role, he will manage relationships with on and off-campus student housing companies, as well as work with GradGuard’s technology partners to improve school facing solutions.

“The commitment GradGuard has to its members and partner schools is unmatched,” DallaRiva said. “Being on this team means being a part of something special. GradGuard really cares about the impact it has on college students and their families, and I’m looking forward to getting to work.”


About GradGuard

GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC, is a technology-enabled pioneer in developing innovative protections designed to reduce the financial risks of college life. GradGuard is an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students. Since 2009, GradGuard has been trusted by more than 400 colleges and universities and since its founding, has protected more than 800,000 students and families.


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