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May 27, 2008

Announcement of Vice President for Advancement

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Diane E. Melby has accepted Shepherd's offer to become our next Vice President for Advancement.

Dr. Melby is currently Associate Vice President for the highly-successful Spirit of Shenandoah Campaign at Shenandoah University, where she has worked since 2001. She holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Education and initially joined Shenandoah to lead their continuing education efforts as Director and later as Dean of the School of Education. Previously, she was an Associate Professor and Director of Instruction and Student Services at Lord Fairfax Community College.

She holds a bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation from Slippery Rock University, a Master's of Education in special education from James Madison University, and a Doctorate in higher education from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Melby will spend two weeks at Shepherd during the month of July in order to become familiar with the timing and details of the comprehensive campaign. During this time, she will also participate in the advancement activities associated with the Contemporary American Theater Festival. She will join us full-time in mid-September.

I believe Dr. Melby's decision to join Shepherd signals dynamic future potential for our advancement program. Please join me in welcoming her as she leads Shepherd's efforts in realizing the promise ahead for our donor and foundation development.


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