FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Susan Shillinglaw
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary has announced the appointment of the Rev. Charles L. Fischer III as the new Director of Alumni, Annual Fund and Church Relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement. This new position is the result of two merged positions: Director of Alumni Affairs and Church Relations and Director of the Annual Fund. Fischer steps into his new position on July 1, 2009.
The Search Committee that selected Fischer included the Rev. Lonnie Lacy, the immediate past-president of the Alumni/Alumnae Executive Committee (AAEC), a present co-chair, the Rev. Blake Rider, of the Class Stewards, faculty representative, the Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, and two representatives from Institutional Advancement.
Fischer received his M.Div. from Virginia Seminary this past Thursday. He has distinguished himself as a campus leader, serving this past year as the Student Body President.
“I have valued Charles’ voice and perspective in our regular meetings,” stated the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Seminary. “As we faced the economic upheaval of last fall, it was Charles who stepped forward to challenge the student body to give to the Annual Fund. Because of his efforts, 100% of the Middler Class made a gift or pledged to the unrestricted Annual Fund. That’s leadership we can bank on!”
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