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Ohio Wesleyan Appoints Two New Directors


January 17, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University has hired a new Director of Major Gifts and promoted a current employee to the newly created position of Director of the Annual Fund.

Darrel Gibson, a 1987 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, is the new Director of Major Gifts. Gibson, a resident of Westerville, most recently served as Vice President for Planned Giving for the American Heart Association in Columbus. Previously, he spent four years at The Ohio State University working in the areas of major gifts and planned giving. Gibson’s primary responsibilities will include managing and developing strategies to implement the next university-wide capital campaign.
Darrel Gibson
Candace Ott has been promoted to Director of the Annual Fund. Ott, a resident of Delaware, joined Ohio Wesleyan in October 2003, previously serving as OWU’s Associate Director of Annual Giving. Ott is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University, where she majored in psychology. In her new role, she will be responsible for raising funds to support student scholarships and programs, faculty needs, and university equipment enhancements.
Candace Ott

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.