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Paul McClelland joins Muskingum University as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Paul McClellandNew Concord-area native and experienced nonprofit professional Paul McClelland has joined the Muskingum University leadership team as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the University announced today. Serving in this newly created position, McClelland will lead operations within the Office of Institutional Advancement and create and support planned giving initiatives and awareness.

“Out of a list of very qualified candidates, Paul’s unique experience and background truly made an impact on our search committee,” said Janet Heeter-Bass, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “Paul has made a career out of supporting a variety of worthy causes, and we’re extremely pleased that he will join us in sharing our story, engaging our passionate alumni and generous friends and helping move Muskingum forward for generations of Muskies to come.”

McClelland brings more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector to his new role. Prior to joining Muskingum, McClelland served nine years as executive director of the Genesis HealthCare Foundation, where he led a team of staff and volunteers responsible for raising $16 million to support construction of the new Genesis Hospital in Zanesville.

“Having grown up in New Concord, I am intimately familiar with Muskingum’s history of service and commitment to affordable excellence,” McClelland said. “The positive impact Muskingum has had is evident by the number of former Muskies currently serving in leadership positions in our communities and schools and the passion and generosity of our alumni around the world. I’m thrilled to join this exceptional staff and look forward to engaging the communities we serve.”

In addition to his work at the Genesis HealthCare Foundation, McClelland also served as Regional Income Development Director for the American Cancer Society, where he was responsible for growing fundraising initiatives throughout central and southeastern Ohio, and Assistant Station Manager for the American Red Cross, Armed Forces Emergency Services, where he deployed nationally and internationally alongside the U.S. military in support of military operations.

McClelland is a graduate of John Glenn High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee and his master’s degree from Kent State University. He enjoys camping, mountain biking and reading, and lives in New Concord with his wife, Amanda, and their four daughters Maren, Tes, Tsige and Ella.