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Amy Ruley named to MSUM development position

Posted on July 13, 2017

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation has hired Amy Ruley to be its new Senior Director of Development for Athletics.  In this role, she will connect donors with opportunities to transform the lives of student athletes through scholarships, and to support other Athletics Department areas of priority.

“I have admired the outstanding leadership President Blackhurst has been providing and the energy and enthusiasm around MSUM,” said Ruley. “I am hopeful that I can become a positive addition to an already vibrant community. Athletics Director Doug Peters is doing a great job of steadily growing the support for Dragon Athletics.  Joining his team and working with the outstanding coaches, student athletes, alums and supporters of MSUM will be an exciting challenge.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Gary Haugo Named Vice President for University Advancement

Posted on April 28, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead President Anne Blackhurst has named Gary Haugo as Vice President for University Advancement. In this position, Haugo will provide executive leadership for a newly restructured division responsible for external relations activities including fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications.  Read the rest of this entry →

Final VP university advancement candidates to hold open forums Wednesday and Friday

Posted on March 29, 2016

Four candidates for the new position of Vice President for University Advancement have been selected, and the remaining candidates to be interviewed on campus will hold public forums this week.

Candidate Gary Haugo’s public forum will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30 in CMU 101. Candidate Jon Olson’s public forum will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1 in CMU 101. Read the rest of this entry →

Second VP university advancement candidate open forum Thursday

Posted on March 23, 2016

Four candidates for the new position of Vice President for University Advancement have been selected, and the second candidate to be interviewed on campus will hold a public forum from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24th in CMU 101.

The second candidate is Joy Crouch, who has served as MSUM’s Alumni Foundation Director of Development—Planned Giving (since 2015) and served as Director of Development (2014-2015). Read the rest of this entry →

Four VP University Advancement candidates selected

Posted on March 17, 2016

Four candidates for the new position of Vice President for University Advancement have been selected and the first candidate to be interviewed on campus will hold a public forum from 10:30 -11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 in CMU 101.

The first candidate is Ohmar Land, who has served since 2013 as Director of Major Gifts at Bowie State (Maryland) University. Prior to that, he was Director of Development for Washington, D.C.-based United Planning Organization, D.C.’s Community Action Agency (2011-2013); Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer and Campaign Manager for Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD (2010-11); Government Partnership Development Office for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington, D.C. (2009-2010); and Executive Director for Charlotte, North Carolina’s Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (2006-2009). He holds a Ph.D. in Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix (2011), an M.B.A. from Pfeiffer University (Charlotte, N.C.), and a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

The other three candidates are Joy Crouch, MSUM Alumni Foundation Director of Development; Gary Haugo, Director of Development at Concordia College; and Jon Olson, Vice President for the Northern State University Foundation, Aberdeen. More detailed biographical information on these candidates will be shared on Dragon Digest prior to their public forums.

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