Marylhurst University recently welcomed David Dickson to his new position as vice president for development .

Dickson served at Clackamas Community College for 26 years. For the last 19 years he was dean of college advancement and executive director of the College Foundation. This position included the role of chief development officer, as well as responsibility for community and government relations, grants and public affairs.

'David Dickson brings talent and experience to Marylhurst's fundraising and relationship-building efforts,' said Nancy Wilgenbusch, president of the university. 'He is dedicated to changing lives through higher education. I'm confident his vision and leadership will bring innovation and results to future campaigns.

'His vast fundraising expertise and knowledge of the Portland area higher education community make him an excellent fit to bring our development efforts to a new level,' Wilgenbusch added.

'As the leader of the development department, I'm enthusiastic about Marylhurst's progressive thinking and high quality liberal arts faculty and curriculum,' Dickson said. 'I'm committed to the values-driven mission of Marylhurst and its non-traditional delivery of education to adult students in the Portland area.'

Dickson is a board member for the Clackamas Community College Foundation and Clackamas Heritage Partners. He serves on the council for the Women's Center of Clackamas County and is an active Rotarian. Dickson and his wife Kate, also a life-long educator, have lived in West Linn for 16 years.

Dickson earned an interdisciplinary master's degree at the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in English at Stanford University.

Marylhurst is located 10 minutes on Highway 4 between Lake Oswego and West Linn.

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