Mr. Ted Blankenship, Class of 1992

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Mr. Ted Blankenship, '92

Ted graduated Magna Cum Laude from WCU with a B.A. in communication studies and a minor in social work. Ted is currently employed as the director of development for Moveable Feast, a non-profit organization that provides meals to those struggling with HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. Working in the fight against HIV/AIDS was a goal that Ted formed in college. Ted has organized the Ride for the Feast, a 2-day, 140- mile bike ride to raise funds for Moveable Feast, which raised over $200,000 in 2008. He has also worked as the ticket services manager for the Baltimore Opera Company and as the subscription associate for the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts.

As a student at WCU, Ted was very involved in co-curricular programs. He was appointed by Governor Robert Casey to serve as a student trustee on the WCU Council of Trustees. Ted also was the president of the Gay and Lesbian Student Union for three years and a member of the Student Government Association. Ted was one of the first openly gay members to serve on SGA. His story was an inspiration to SGA president, Tony D’Angelo, who went on to tell Ted’s story in the book Chicken Soup for the College Student’s Soul.

Ted and his partner, Tom Kazmierczak, make their home in Baltimore, MD and enjoy traveling to the Jersey shore, Las Vegas, and Southern California. Ted has family in Philadelphia and enjoys the company of his 7 nieces and nephews.