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College Names New Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

Evelyn BuchananFranklin College has named Evelyn Buchanan as its new vice president for development and alumni engagement, serving on the president’s cabinet.

With more than 20 years of fundraising experience, Buchanan comes to Franklin from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc., where she has served as the vice president for institutional advancement since 2015.  She has previously worked for Colgate University, State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College, the Culinary Institute of America and the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, all in New York; and Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. She also has experience as a development consultant.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State College and a Master of Science degree in management – nonprofit leadership from New England College.

“I am thrilled to welcome Evelyn to the Franklin College community,” said President Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D.  “I know her vast experience in development will be a great asset to the college, and ultimately our students.  Her ability to be a strong leader and team builder, coupled with her resourceful and creative approaches to engaging donors, are certain to make a difference in the future of our college.  She will be a wonderful partner for all of us engaged in building relationships for the college.”

Buchanan will begin her new position in late May.

For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Posted April 20, 2017)

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