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UBC Okanagan Global | April 25, 2022

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Adrienne Skinner appointed as Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement at UBC Okanagan

Dear colleagues,

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adrienne Skinner as Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement at UBC Okanagan as of May 15, 2022.

 

Adrienne has extensive experience at UBC Okanagan. She joined the Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) team in 2006 as a Development Coordinator. Since then she has proven herself to be a strategic thinker, a passionate fundraiser and a team player while holding multiple different positions in the DAE office. She has supported the senior university and academic leadership on successful donor strategies and raised well over $30-million for UBC.

 

Most recently Adrienne has been acting as the Interim Executive Director which has provided her with the insight needed to lead UBCO to new levels of fundraising success and alumni engagement. She has long-standing relationships with UBCO’s most significant donors and is a tireless advocate for philanthropy and engagement in support of UBCO’s strategic priorities.

 

In her role as Executive Director Adrienne will work with leadership to increase alumni participation, grow year-over-year fundraising results, curate a stronger alignment of donor interest with campus priorities and cultivate a new generation of donors, including those from within our own UBC Okanagan alumni community. She will lead the dedicated DAE team to build the next phase of the program at UBC Okanagan.

 

Before coming to UBC, Adrienne had a successful career as an award-winning broadcast journalist for CHBC Television (now Global Okanagan). She is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

 

We’d like to thank the members of the search committee for their contributions over the past several months in selecting Adrienne, after an extensive national search, from a pool of exceptionally well-qualified candidates.

 

We are grateful for Adrienne’s many contributions to UBC over the years and are incredibly pleased to welcome her as Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement.

 

Please join us in congratulating Adrienne and wishing her every success in her role.

 

Lesley Cormack
Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
UBC Okanagan

 

Hillary Gosselin
Associate Vice-President, Development

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