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Gibson named senior director of development at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Kelley Gibson

Kelley Gibson is the new senior director of development for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Charged with leading the college’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts, Gibson joined UGA this summer after six years at Young Harris College where she served as the assistant vice president for advancement. In this role, she partnered with the vice president for advancement on all fundraising efforts for the 1,100-student private college. This included annual strategic and engagement plans, both major gifts and annual giving, for prospects and donors. Prior to that, she spent six years at Columbus State University in a variety of development-related positions, most notably two years as the director of annual giving, where they recorded a $1.3 million increase in annual fundraising during her last year there. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from Columbus State University.

“We are thrilled to have Kelley on board,” said Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “She brings solid experience in all aspects of development with her and should prove to be a valuable addition to our established team.”

In her new role, Gibson will lead the college’s development office, working to raise funds for research, increase scholarship funding, grow endowments and increase donations that support the work of faculty. She will be responsible for major gifts (more than  $25,000), as well as for providing strategy, leadership and management of all levels of giving for the college, including annual gifts and stewardship.