Connie L. Harris, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations


Muhlenberg Names New VP
for Development & Alumni Relations

October 29, 2008

Connie L. Harris has been named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Muhlenberg College. Harris has been the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, since 2002.

"We are extremely excited about Connie joining us," says Muhlenberg College President Randy Helm. "We interviewed many excellent candidates, and Connie emerged as the person who can best continue our momentum and fundraising success."

Harris is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. From 1989 to 1997 she worked in several development positions at Earlham College in Indiana. Her last position there was as director of development. She then moved to Wabash College, also in Indiana, where was director of major gifts, assistant dean for college advancement and assistant dean for leadership gifts. At Meredith, she successfully implemented and directed A Leading Vision: The Campaign for Meredith, raising $41.5 million, exceeding the $33.5 million goal.

At Muhlenberg, Harris will oversee the entire alumni and development operation, including alumni relations, communications and donor relations, The Muhlenberg Fund, the leadership gift staff, records and research and planned giving. The College is in the latter stages of the $105 million The Talents Entrusted to our Care Campaign. The campaign is scheduled to conclude June 30, 2010. More than $90 million has already been secured.

For more information about the campaign, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 484-664-3247 or

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