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Cottey College Hires Michelle Wood as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Date Posted: May 9, 2023 Author: Randon Coffey

NEVADA, Mo. – Cottey College is pleased to announce that Michelle Wood has been appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement. She brings extensive experience from her previous roles and is well equipped to provide dynamic leadership to the college.

Michelle comes to Cottey College with 13 years of development experience, including six years at Missouri Southern State University, where she successfully raised over $10 million for the university and worked diligently to re-engage donors and alumni. Prior to this, she worked at Leggett & Platt Incorporated. Michelle earned her B.S. in Education from Missouri Southern and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from Pittsburg State University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cottey College,” said Dr. Stefanie Niles, President. “Michelle’s rich background in education, non-profit, and for-profit sectors will be an invaluable asset to the college. Her leadership experience and successful track record in fundraising will be crucial as we embark on future endeavors in the areas of advancement.”

“I am honored and delighted to accept this role at a college that is committed to empowering women and providing them with an exceptional education,” said Michelle. “I look forward to working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders and sharing all of the wonderful things happening at Cottey.”

Michelle is scheduled to begin her tenure at Cottey College on June 15.

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