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Two New Institutional Advancement Officers Named

January 16, 2013

Rose-Hulman has announced the appointments of Grace M. Findley as director of major gifts and Alan P. Morrison as special projects gift officer in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

  Grace M. Findley

“Grace and Alan will help us implement new initiatives and sustain past department strategies to identify donor prospects and assist current donors,” states Rickey N. McCurry, Rose-Hulman’s vice president for institutional advancement. “We welcome their energy and enthusiasm to our institutional advancement team.”

Findley will help create, maintain, and grow philanthropic relationships to fund operations, scholarships, and other initiatives to support annual and long-term strategic goals.

Before coming to Rose-Hulman, Findley most recently served as development director at Saint Louis University’s School of Public Health. She implemented programs and managed staff that increased giving from $346,000 to $2 million over the course of two years, and established the first endowed chair for the department. From 2008-11, she was the director of annual giving and alumni activities at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill.

Findley’s experience also includes serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lankaran, Azerbaijan, and being education and community outreach coordinator for the Baku International School in Baku, Azerbaijan.

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Kent State University, and has enhanced her professional skills by attending educational fundraising, program management, and grant writing workshops. Findley is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals, World Affairs Council, and Rotary International.

Alan Morrison will implement annual and major gift fundraising strategies related to special projects. He will also initiate donor cultivation activities that strengthen donor relationships, and manage activities to achieve department goals.

  Alan P. Morrison

A member of the Rose-Hulman staff since 2001, Morrison previously served as assistant director for recreational sports and athletic facilities, and intramural director. In these positions he helped manage recreational and athletic facility events, including the Indianapolis Colts training camp and five NCAA Division III national championship events. Morrison also currently serves as staff representative to the Board of Trustees, and has been a member of the employee relations, student affairs, campus wellness, and ombudsman committees.

Morrison is active in the community and public service, being elected in November 2012 as state representative for west-central Indiana’s District 42 in the current 118th General Assembly. He is vice chair of the House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and is serving on the Natural Resources, Utilities and Energy Committee.

Also in the community, Morrison is a member of the Exchange Club of Terre Haute, serves as a volunteer judge for the Distributive Education Clubs of America’s Wabash Valley and state competitions, and participates in the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s “Real Men Read” program. He earned a master’s degree in recreation and sports management from Indiana State University after receiving a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.