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Dana G. Allen joined Old Dominion University last month as assistant vice president for alumni relations. She succeeds Claire Ackiss '99, who retired last year.

A 1995 graduate of James Madison University, Allen comes to ODU with more than 10 years' experience in the management of volunteer programs. Most recently she served for over five years with the Penn State Alumni Association, the largest dues-paying alumni association in the country.

As the associate director for volunteer services at Penn State, she directed the awards and volunteer training programs and worked with numerous affiliate groups. She also staffed the executive and awards committees of the 86-member Alumni Council and supervised the association's regional directors.

Prior to joining Penn State, Allen was director of volunteers at Mary Baldwin College, where she oversaw the admissions volunteer program, worked with the alumnae board of directors and managed chapters.

"The Alumni Association provides valuable connections for alumni and the university, and I look forward to meeting alumni across the country and working with a talented staff to enhance Monarch pride," Allen said. "President Runte has set a standard of excellence for ODU and I know its alumni expect the same from their association."

This article was posted on: February 20, 2007

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