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Shorter College reorganizes fund-raising leadership team
A reorganization within Shorter’s Institutional Advancement office has allowed the college to more effectively take advantage of the strengths of its leadership team in the process of raising funds for the college.
Shorter College President Harold E. Newman announced the reorganization this fall. Brooks McCommons, a 1996 graduate of Shorter, was named assistant to the president for special projects. He continues to provide leadership and direction to the operational and special events side of Institutional Advancement in addition to providing leadership for special projects assigned by the president.Dr. Robert Shippey assumed the role of vice president for institutional advancement, focusing primarily on the external concerns of fundraising: developing new friends and cultivating relationships with foundations.
Mr. McCommons had served as vice president for institutional advancement since 2005. He previously served as director of development for the college in addition to filling key roles in the alumni relations and annual giving operations of the college.Dr. Shippey has been a member of Shorter’s faculty since 2003, when he became director of the
Dr. Shippey’s work experience includes serving as chair of the division of humanities and department head at
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