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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 15, 2011

University announces open forum with second VP of advancement candidate

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University invites the public to attend an open forum to ask questions of one of its candidates for the University's open vice president of advancement role.

The forum with Dr. Prudence Precourt, managing partner at Verdon Precourt Associates in Reading, Pa., will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. A community reception with the candidate will follow.  

Precourt has 28 years of fundraising and administrative experience, including 15 years in higher education.

In her current role, which she began in August 2010, Precourt provides counsel and residencies for non-profit organizations related to fundraising, campaign planning and execution; staff and program assessment; proposal writing and direct solicitation; strategic planning; board development; management audits; staff and volunteer development; policy and procedure development.

Precourt's higher education experience includes roles as vice president of university advancement and executive director of the KU Foundation at Kutztown (Pa.) University; vice president for advancement and legislative affairs at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn.; vice chancellor for development and university relations at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke; vice president for institutional advancement at Wesley College in Dover, Del.; director of development for the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida-Gainesville; and associate director of annual support and special programs at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Precourt earned her bachelor of arts, master of arts and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also is a certified fund raising executive by CFRE International.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468