Diedriech named vice president for advancement at WWU
|3/30/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Dan Diedriech has spent almost his entire career in mid-Missouri, and he has returned to the area to be vice president for advancement at William Woods University. He will be responsible for the departments of development, alumni relations, marketing and university relations.
“We are pleased to have someone with so much development experience join our team,” Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said. “We look forward to the many things we know the areas of his responsibility can accomplish with his guidance. There is no question that his knowledge of the community is a significant asset.”
“It’s a great honor to be working for such an outstanding university.” Diedriech said. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing President Barnett for a number of years and I’m delighted to be working with such a visionary leader as we build relationships with alumni and friends of William Woods University.”
Most recently, Diedriech was senior director of development for colleges and units at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Before that he served three years as assistant vice president for college relations and 10 years as vice president for institutional advancement at Westminster College.
Diedriech also spent eight years as executive director of university relations at Lincoln University after nine years as news director, anchor and reporter at KRCG-TV.
Nationally certified by the Public Relations Society of America, he also holds Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts degrees, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Diedriech is no stranger to the Fulton community. He was extremely active in the United Way, serving two terms as fundraising chair and two terms as president. He was “the voice of United Way” each fall during the United Way phoneathon. Previously he served on the income advisory committee for Columbia United Way.
He also served as president of the Jefferson City West Rotary Club and on the fundraising and marketing committees of Columbia South Rotary. In addition, he has been a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network marketing committee and is a certified narrator for the Wolfner Library Audio Books for the Blind Program.