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Southern Oregon University names director of development

Gary Gillespie has been named director of development for Southern Oregon University. Gillespie will be responsible for soliciting major and planned gifts from individuals, companies and foundations. He begins his new position at the university on June 1.

"Gary brings a wealth of local, national and international fundraising experience to SOU, including major gifts, annual fund, volunteer management, database management and nonprofit leadership skills," Sylvia Kelley, SOU vice president for development, said in a release.

Gillespie is the former director of YouthWorks in Cape Town, South Africa and Ashland, and was assistant director of development at SOU from 2001 to 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Minnesota and a certificate of fundraising professionals from Dartmouth College.

Southern Oregon University names director of development