FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR APPOINTED TO KEY POSITION

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR APPOINTED TO KEY POSITION

“With the university’s new polytechnic designation, I believe there are great opportunities to find private support for the university and help advance its mission of service and education.”

 

David Williams is returning home to become a key administrator at UW-Stout. Williams has accepted an offer by Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen to become vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing. He will be one of three vice chancellors reporting directly to Sorensen and will be in charge of the university’s alumni and foundation offices, as well as overseeing its marketing efforts.
“Dave is a very experienced, mature professional who will provide strong, effective leadership to the UW-Stout Foundation,” Sorensen said. “He will contribute a great deal to the leadership team, and we all look forward to his arrival.”

Williams will not need a map to navigate the campus in central Menomonie; from May 1981 to April 1990 he served as director of Development and Alumni Services at UW-Stout, where he worked with the Stout University Foundation to raise annual, capital and planned gifts. Williams launched UW-Stout’s first capital campaign, increased alumni participation and spearheaded efforts that led to the creation of the Stout Technology Park.

Williams said he was honored to be returning to UW-Stout. “With the university’s new polytechnic designation, I believe there are great opportunities to find private support for the university and help advance its mission of service and education,” Williams said. “I am looking forward to bringing my experiences from both public and private higher education institutions, and utilizing the leadership skills I’ve been able to develop, to advance the university.”

From UW-Stout, Williams worked at Ripon College in Wisconsin for 13 years, serving as vice president for development and, for one year, as interim president. He has served as vice president for University Advancement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, since August 2003.

From Oct. 28 to Nov. 10, Williams will complete a two-week Fulbright Scholars program in Germany, where he will share his fundraising expertise and learn about German higher education administration. The Fulbright Scholars Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is the premier nternational educational exchange program in the United States Williams will begin at UW-Stout on Nov. 26. For my wife and me, returning to Stout will truly be a homecoming,” he said.

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