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Loyola Welcomes Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Loyola press release - December 12, 2005

(New Orleans) -- Fr. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., announces the appointment of Victoria A. Frank as vice president for institutional advancement. Frank joined the Division of Institutional Advancement on December 1.

With 20 years of professional experience in advancement in higher education, Frank will be instrumental in moving the Division of Institutional Advancement forward in the post-Katrina era. Frank most recently served as vice president of institutional advancement at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Frank’s background in managing development, alumni, and public relations/communications offices is an asset she will be able to utilize at Loyola since she will be responsible for Loyola’s overall fund-raising programs, as well as alumni relations, marketing, and public relations initiatives. Frank will also work closely with the Board of Trustees and be responsible for staffing its Committee on Institutional Advancement and the Committee of Trusteeship.

In making the announcement, Wildes said “The depth of leadership experience in higher education fundraising Ms. Frank brings to Loyola and her proven track record will be of great assistance to me as we move the university forward in a post-Katrina era.”

Preceding her position at Fontbonne University, Frank was the director of development and individual gifts for 11 years at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. During her time at Webster, Frank’s accomplishments included: starting the university’s first African-American Alumni chapter, developing and initiating a giving club program, and recruiting and managing the activities of multiple volunteer committees. Frank also served as the director of development at Washington University’s Schools of Dental Medicine and Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri for five years.

Frank earned her bachelor of science degree from Indiana State University and has completed M.B.A. classes at St. Ambrose College. She is a native of St. Louis.

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