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Ward Selected to Lead Major Donor Relations at ORU

Dawn WardOral Roberts University named Dawn Ward as the new director of major donor relations for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Ward will begin her new role with the university on July 20, 2013.

Ward obtained a degree in management from ORU in 1986. She spent the past six years working as a gift officer at the university. Ward was previously employed at Arthur Andersen and also worked as a real estate broker. She will replace George Paul, who is retiring after 16 years of service at ORU.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue working with the amazing Alumni Development staff,” said Ward. “ORU has thousands of outstanding alumni that are making a huge difference in lives around the world. I look forward to meeting each of them, and to seeing the creative ways we can help them connect with the university.”

“As our office begins transitioning, I am confident that Dawn will excel in her new position. She is a great asset and will continue to add significant value as our team moves forward in this critical area,” said Jesse Pisors, senior director of development and alumni relations. “We are thankful for George’s years of excellent service to the alumni and friends of ORU.”