Lisa Jamison Bowling appointed as assistant vice president for resource development

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Jamison Bowling as assistant vice president for resource development. She will begin on July 1 and comes to Roanoke from Ferrum College, where she is currently associate vice president of development. At Roanoke, Bowling will provide leadership, direction and coordination for the fundraising program.  Building on past program strengths, she will direct campaign operations and help achieve new levels of support for an upcoming, historic comprehensive campaign. Bowling steps into a newly created position in the College's Office of Resource Development.

 "I am very excited about Lisa joining our team," Charlotte Parks, vice president for resource development, says. "Her previous fundraising successes and management experiences impressed us all, and everyone I talked with from Ferrum had exceptional things to say about her."

"It will be an honor to serve Roanoke College as it seeks historic levels of support," Bowling states. "With the superb leadership of President Maxey and his vice presidents, as well as a premier resource development operation and team, the College is poised for tremendous fundraising success."

Bowling earned her bachelor's degree at Mary Washington College, with a double major in English and political science, and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University. She attended the National Planned Giving Institute at The College of William and Mary, and she completed the fundraising management certificate program of the fundraising school of Indiana University-Purdue University.

Prior to her work in development, Bowling worked in public relations at Ferrum and for the Virginia Baptist Children's Home and Family Services (now Hopetree) in Salem. She also has experience in corporate marketing.

As associate vice president of development at Ferrum, Bowling solicited gifts, led the development department and directed Ferrum's successful comprehensive campaign, which exceeded its goal by 21%. In her prior position as director of development, Bowling and her staff increased the number of donors by 54% over a five-year period, and she managed a fundraising operation that delivered the best return on investment among peer institutions in Virginia, with expenditures per dollar raised at just half the average of other institutions.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: June 15, 2010
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