Radford University names Robinson as new VP of advancement
Radford, Va.—Feb. 15, 2012—Radford University has appointed Deborah J. Robinson as vice president for university advancement, effective March 5.
Robinson brings to the job more than 17 years of experience in advancement and development in higher education and the nonprofit sector. She recently received her Ph.D. in higher education leadership and strategic leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
Robinson served previously as associate vice president for advancement at Florida Atlantic, vice president for institutional advancement at Vermont Law School, assistant head of school for advancement at Kimball Union Academy and assistant director for alumni relations and annual giving at Dartmouth College Medical School.
Radford President Penelope W. Kyle said, “Dr. Robinson certainly brings to Radford University the qualifications to lead our advancement efforts. For the last 17 years she has been a successful and respected leader in a variety of fundraising positions in higher education and other academic and nonprofit environments. She has expressed to me her desire to enhance the private financial support of our university at an important time in our history, and I look forward to working with her as we embark upon Radford University’s second century of service to the commonwealth of Virginia.”
Robinson said of her appointment, “I am excited about the opportunity to join Radford University. Through building a highly professional and productive advancement effort, we will garner vital resources that support the faculty in their teaching and research, provide scholarships and service to support students, engage alumni in new and creative ways, and share the special stories of success for Radford.”
In addition to her Ph.D., Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Granite State College and a master’s degree in higher education leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
–Submitted by Deanne Estrada, Radford University
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