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Kim O’Neill Promoted to Associate Vice President of Development

May 17, 2017

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill has been promoted to the position of associate vice president of development in University Advancement, effective May 29.

O’Neill has worked at UI since 2005, and has led the development and communications team in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since July 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Washington State University. O’Neill is on the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Latah County Fair Board and Farmers Market Commission.

In 2015, O’Neill was named one of the Top 50 Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review. Last year, O’Neill received the Ray Miller Professional Achievement Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association, where she was recognized by her peers across the nation for her career accomplishments and leadership.

“I am excited and eager to work with our deans and development professionals to fulfill our strategic plan to advance the University of Idaho,” O’Neill said. “This position allows me to combine my experience in developing strategies and mentoring advancement professionals, while encouraging collaboration across campus to help donors meet their philanthropic goals.”

As associate vice president for development, O’Neill will report directly to Vice President for Advancement Mary Kay McFadden, and will focus on building a highly performing and effective fundraising team.

“We are thrilled to have Kim leading fundraising efforts at UI and supporting our development officers across campus,” McFadden said. “Her leadership in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences allowed the college to achieve remarkable goals, and I am confident that she will play a key role in making the entire university development team stronger.”

UI’s Division of University Advancement includes Development and the Office of Alumni Relations, and is focused on building relationships with alumni, donors and stakeholders from across the country and region in order to support the university’s mission and strategic plan.

Media Contact:

Jamie Wagner
Director, Advancement Communications
208-885-0171
jamiew@uidaho.edu

Kim O'Neill

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