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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Barbara Melbourne named vice chancellor for institutional advancement

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Palmer College welcomed Barbara Melbourne, J.D., in November 2016 as the new vice chancellor for institutional advancement. She’s responsible for providing leadership in the strategic planning and execution of College programs and initiatives related to alumni relations and fundraising.

Ms. Melbourne previously served as vice president for development at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Along with her experience at the foundation, Melbourne brings with her more than three decades of additional development experience, including more than 21 years of planned- and major-gift experience in higher education and social services at such institutions as Augustana College, UCLA and Penn State University.

She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

“Barb’s extensive skills in fundraising make her a perfect fit for our administrative team,” says Palmer Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “We think she’s just the right person to take us where we need to go.”

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