DSU Advancement names new Development Director

Chris TudorThe Dakota State University Office for University Advancement has named a new Director of Development/Capital Campaign Director.

Christine Tudor, former Director of Major and Planned Giving at Mount Marty College in Yankton, began her duties at DSU Nov. 23.

At DSU, Tudor will be responsible for all fundraising duties associated with planned and major gifts, annual giving, and the ongoing capital campaign. Tudor has 26 years of experience in development work including capital campaigns. She has also worked with alumni association supervision and strategic planning.

"Christine's experience and skill set adds a new level to our office," says Judy Payne, Vice President for University Advancement at DSU. "She has experience working with donors at all levels of giving, from the annual fund to planned gifts. Her expertise will serve us well as we move forward with the capital campaign."

Tudor was at Mount Marty from January 2000 through October 2011. She is a graduate of Wayne State College in NE, where she began her career in advancement. "Wayne resembles Dakota State in that it started as a normal school, and then became a teachers' college. It is the similarity of the two that attracted me to Dakota State and that I think will serve me well as I assimilate to my new position," says Tudor.

She was president of the Nebraska Independent College Foundation in Omaha, NE, before becoming the Director of Development at Joslyn Museum in Omaha. Tudor is a board member of the Nebraska Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Alice Poppen is pleased to see Tudor join the Advancement Staff. "The Board has much work to do on the fundraising front, and so we are happy that a person with Christine's experience level is helping guide our efforts as we move forward." Poppen says Tudor has been meeting with individual board members, and will attend committee meetings to gain further knowledge of the workings of the board.

There will be an open house to welcome Christine at the Dale E. Kringen Alumni and Foundation Center from 2-4pm Tuesday, December 13.

The Dakota State University Office for University Advancement is responsible for a wide variety of cultivation and outreach programs for the University, including development, annual giving, planned giving, endowments, corporate and foundation relations, alumni relations, scholarships, and publication of the Dakota State Magazine.

Last Updated: 2/10/12