Ridgewater Names Magnuson to New VP Position

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WILLMAR and HUTCHINSON, MN – Ridgewater College Foundation Executive Director Kelly Magnuson has been appointed to a new position at the college, Vice President of Advancement and Outreach.

“As the result of a strategic enrollment planning effort in our college over the past year, I decided to create a new college unit led by a vice president of advancement and outreach,” explained Ridgewater President Craig Johnson. “Once this position was defined, it quickly became clear to me that Kelly is the right person for this new role that will focus on improving the student entry experience into the college.”

Magnuson has spent 10 of her 12+ years at Ridgewater in her role as Ridgewater Foundation executive director. In that role she has been responsible for community fundraising efforts for student scholarships and program grant opportunities; management of foundation operations, financials and investments; service as liaison between the Foundation Board and college administration; and has been an active member of Ridgewater’s Administrative Council.

Her new position will focus on a new integrated recruiting/marketing effort for the college, which will have her overseeing recruiting, marketing, communications, community relations, foundation, alumni, and grants activities.

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