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Dana E. Land named Executive Director of Development at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - June 1, 2001

(New Orleans)—The Rev. Bernard P. Knoth, S. J., university president, announced the appointment of Dana E. Land as executive director of development in the Division of Institutional Advancement. The appointment became effective May 28, 2001.

Land began her career in development in New Orleans where she directed fundraising efforts for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans. She served as assistant director of the annual fund at Loyola in 1995.

Land has extensive experience with non-profit groups concerned with environmental issues and wildlife conservation. She began work at The Audubon Institute in New Orleans and then served as director of development for The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana. She moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as director of development for science initiatives in the Conservancy’s international headquarters. Her final position before returning to New Orleans was with the World Resources Institute, an international environmental think tank, where she was director of new markets.

A native of Sulphur, La., Land received a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts at Louisiana State University.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912.