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Mark Richter Named Vice President for University Relations at Ohio Wesleyan

January 10, 2005

[ Mark Richter ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Mark Richter has been named Vice President for University Relations at Ohio Wesleyan University, effective Feb. 1.

OWU President Mark Huddleston announced his appointment on behalf of the Vice Presidential Search Committee.
Richter will oversee several administrative areas falling under the University Relations umbrella including development/fundraising, alumni relations, public relations and alumni records.
"Mark Richter has an outstanding record of accomplishment in the development field," said Huddleston. "I look forward to working closely with him as we move forward with a capital campaign that proves not only hugely successful, but transformational for Ohio Wesleyan."
Richter has, since 2001, been Vice President for Development and External Affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre-Haute, Indiana. He led Rose-Hulman to the successful completion of its $200-million campaign, raising in total, over $253 million by the close of the campaign. Richter's external relations staff won numerous professional awards for various publications and programs. Prior to his work at Rose-Hulman, Richter served as Executive Director of Gift and Estate Planning at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan and was part of the team that successfully raised more than $200 million for the college's first major campaign.
In addition to his college advancement work, Richter served for eight years as a senior attorney in the legal department of Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus and as an attorney at the Dayton Power and Light Company.
Receiving his bachelor's degree in English from Ohio University in 1974, Richter earned his MBA from Capital University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 1978.
Richter, who grew up in Troy, Ohio, has two children, Kathryn, 20 and Thomas, 22 and is married to Libby, also from Troy.
"I am excited to join the staff at Ohio Wesleyan and continue the fine work of my predecessor, Audry Carter," says Richter. "OWU has a strong reputation as a leading liberal arts college, and I look forward to planning the next capital campaign and being part of this solid team."