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Alonzo Brandon Named Vice President for University Advancement

Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick recently announced the appointment of Alonzo Brandon to the position of vice president for university advancement.

Brandon, who has served as vice president for development and alumni relations at Old Dominion University since 2003, will add to his responsibilities the offices of Institutional Advancement, including events, community relations, Community Development Corporation, licensing, marketing, media relations, military relations and publications. Those offices had been reporting directly to the president since his appointment in 2008 left the vice president for institutional advancement position vacant.

"The merging of development, alumni relations and institutional advancement will allow these offices with similar goals and missions to more effectively and efficiently coordinate efforts for Old Dominion University's many constituents," Broderick said. "Alonzo Brandon possesses the experience, leadership skills and institutional knowledge to unite these successful units under one portfolio."

Broderick added that the realignment will decrease his direct reporting structure and provide him with additional time to devote to the ever-increasing need for cultivation of private support. He also noted that Athletics and the Office of Enrollment Management will continue to report to him.

A 1985 graduate of Old Dominion with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Brandon joined the development office in 1993 and became director of development in 1999. He oversaw the university's most successful capital campaign, which raised more than $104 million, and under his leadership ODU received its largest gift ever - $32 million from Landmark Communications founder Frank Batten.

This article was posted on: May 5, 2010

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