Silver City, NM – A new executive director for the University Foundation has opened her doors to alumni, donors and community members looking to make connections with Western New Mexico University.
Since July 1, Jodi Edens-Crocker has been meeting people, setting up appointments and brainstorming on how to grow relationships with anyone who has a connection and interest in Western New Mexico University.
“I feel there is a sincere interest and energy from campus, donors, alumni and the community to build and foster a true Foundation that can move the university forward,” said Edens-Crocker.
Edens-Crocker has more than 10 years of experience working with fundraising and relationship building in higher education. Her most recent experience includes serving as Director of Events and Special Projects at Florida Gulf Coast University. In that capacity, she oversaw the organization of over 100 university events annually.
“We are creating opportunities for participation and involvement by all our stakeholders,” said Edens-Crocker. “This will help us move forward with our purpose of raising awareness and the need for private support.”
That need of support by all members of the community is at the forefront of Edens-Crocker’s mind at all times. With shrinking government allocations, the University Foundation office is fully aware that there is a continually growing need of support from the community and private sector.
“Cohesive efforts and combined support from the campus community, alumni, donors and even students will help increase how we continue to provide scholarships and other financial support to WNMU,” said Edens-Crocker. “I’m excited about our future and have optimism about the new relationships we are creating.”
Edens-Crocker invites community members to visit her and the rest of the University Foundation team at Hunter Hall. She can be reached by calling 575-538-6310.
September 3, 2015
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Contact: Abe Villarreal