Staff changes for the FHSU Foundation



02/03/12 ci

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HAYS, Kan. -- The Fort Hays State University Foundation recently welcomed Leanna Roberts as the new executive assistant to President and CEO Tim Chapman. She will also support Foundation Development directors and members of the Board of Trustees. Roberts originally from Ogallala, Neb, graduated from FHSU in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in communications, emphasis in public relations, and was a member of the FHSU volleyball team from 2005-2008. She worked the past three years in the Office of Admissions at FHSU as the recruiter for Nebraska and North Central Kansas.

The Foundation also announces James Gerstner's promotion to director of annual giving. He will be responsible for managing annual campaigns at the Foundation, such as the Tiger Call Phonathon, the Campus Drive, the Community Drive, and the new social media campaign "I Fed the Tiger."

The previous director of annual giving, Melanie Bailey, is now the new director of corporate and Foundation relations. She will collaborate with non-profit organizations and larger corporations.

Angie Palombo recently transitioned to executive assistant of marketing and communications. She provides support to Jared Schiel, the director of marketing and athletic development. She will also serve as the main point of contact and event manager for the Robbins Center.


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