College welcomes new Director of Development and Alumni Relations

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College welcomes new Director of Development and Alumni Relations

July 26, 2013, Emily Morgan

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Jill Gobert

The College of Business would like to welcome Jill Gobert as the new Director of Development and Alumni Relations, effective Monday, July 22. Gobert has an extensive background in development and fundraising, working at the university and college levels.

Gobert joins us from her previous position as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the SIU Foundation, an assignment she held since January 2008. She was responsible for soliciting funds for the University and coordinating fundraising activities. Before joining the Foundation, she served as the Director of the John A. Logan Foundation for over a year and the Director of Development for the SIU College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) for seven years. Prior to her position in CoLA, Gobert was the Development Officer for Morris Library and also served as the Field Representative for the SIU College of Engineering off-campus Industrial Technology Program.

She has proved to be very successful in her previous positions, advancing the Foundation’s fundraising programs and reinstating the College’s Alumni Services and Alumni Association while at John A. Logan. Additionally, during her time at CoLA, Gobert helped secure contributions that allowed them to surpass their comprehensive campaign goal of $7.75 million.

Gobert is a two-degree graduate of the College of Business where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and her MBA.

J. Dennis Cradit, Dean of the College of Business stated, “Jill is a very accomplished and skilled development officer, and I am very excited to have her join our college.”