From the JAYwalk
Doan ’03 appointed vice president, university advancement
OWU alumna Natalie Milburn Doan, J.D., ’03 was named vice president for university advancement Nov. 15, a role she has filled on an interim basis since June. She will oversee the University’s alumni relations, advancement, and career services offices.
“Natalie emerged as the ideal candidate to lead our advancement efforts following a national search that resulted in a pool of absolutely stellar candidates,” said President Rock Jones. “She is an outstanding team leader and strategic fundraiser who is deeply loyal and strongly committed to OWU’s educational mission. Natalie has been involved with our $200 million Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign since its inception and will – I am confident – help to make it OWU’s most successful fundraising campaign to date.”
Doan joined Ohio Wesleyan in 2012 as a development officer for planned giving and became director of donor relations two years later. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and government and psychology from OWU in 2003 and a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. She has been a licensed Ohio attorney since 2006. “I have experienced firsthand the transformational power of an Ohio Wesleyan education, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my alma mater during this pivotal time in OWU’s history,” said Doan.
“We’re very fortunate to have Natalie as our new vice president for university advancement,” said Kevin J. McGinty ’70, a member of both the vice presidential search committee and Board of Trustees. “She will provide a dynamic, insightful, and strategic focus to the position.”