Kitty Allen named vice president for institutional advancement at DWU
Friday, July 25, 2014
Amy Novak, president of Dakota Wesleyan University, has named Kitty Allen vice president for institutional advancement at the university.
Allen has served as a development officer in the department since 2011. She has been responsible for developing donor relationships and implementing an ongoing strategy for planned giving at the university. She has also been a key contact for DWU’s United Methodist constituency.
“Kitty has proven herself to be an important part of the DWU advancement team,” said Novak. “Kitty deeply values Christian higher education. She recognizes the important role education plays in building the future church. Her track record in building relationships, as well as her outstanding organizational ability, make her a logical choice to lead the institutional advancement team.”
Before coming to Mitchell, Allen served as the director of the Appalachian Local Pastors School in Barbourville, Ken., for nine years, and she worked in advancement at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ken., for several years prior.
Allen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Crown College in St. Bonifacious, Minn.
She is married to the Rev. Joel Allen, assistant professor of religion at DWU. They have two daughters, Johanna and Emma.