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 Next Week’s Program January 16, 2019

Next Week’s Speaker….
Wendy Kobler
is vice
president of Institutional
ment at Kentucky
State University and a fel-
low Rotarian. Throughout
her career in higher educa-
tion, she has turned around
underperforming advance-
ment divisions at four uni-
versities. Championing her
personal philosophy of per
petually building, her work has always been
done with one eye focused on creating present
day outcomes, and the other eye focused on
building a lasting model for the future. By gener
ating impactful fundraising campaigns, prospect
solicitation messages, and donor relationship
strategies, she is consistently able to establish
new fundraising records and many “firsts.” This
success is sustained and strengthened by build-
ing the brand, the team, development processes,
and best-in-class cultivation practices.
Within its first six months at KSU, her team
increased fundraising 250% over the previous
year. She is adapt at process improvement and has
worked to implement the first Gift Acceptance
Policy, which was unanimously approved by the
Board of Regents at their December meeting. As
the former Vice President for Advancement at
Wittenberg University, Wendy transformed the
Advancement division and delivered the best
fundraising results in more than five years.
Wendy just completed her PhD in Global
Leadership from Indiana Institute of Technology,
and wrote her dissertation about the pathway to
the CEO position for women in higher educa-
tion. Her M.S. from Alabama A&M University
has a marketing and education focus.
Wendy began at KSU in July and is thrilled
to be part of the proud Thorobred community.
She loves living in downtown Frankfort.
















































































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