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Hendricks Named Western Vice President for Advancement and Public Services

July 7, 2005

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MACOMB, IL – Daniel L. Hendricks, special assistant to the president for advancement and operations, Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association, has been named vice president for advancement and public services at Western Illinois University, effective Aug. 15, according to Western President Al Goldfarb.

He replaces Larry Mortier, who is retiring Aug. 1 after 28 years at Western, serving as vice president since 1994.

Hendricks was named special assistant to the president for advancement and operations for the Louisiana State University Alumni Association in 2005. In this role he assists the president in the planning and implementation of special projects and advises the president on issues relating to the alumni association’s advancement program. He previously was the vice president and chief development officer for the LSU Foundation for four years. Hendricks has also served as the director and chief operations officer for the University of Kentucky’s $600 million campaign from 1999 to 2001.

“Dr. Hendricks has experience and expertise from successful fundraising at major universities,” Goldfarb said. “His years in development provide him the background and knowledge necessary to lead the advancement and public service division and to guide the University into its next comprehensive campaign outlined in our strategic plan.”

The Advancement and Public Services areas include Western Illinois University Foundation and Development, Alumni Programs, University Relations, the Visual Production Center, the Scholarship Office and University Marketing.

An ordained minister, he has served parishes in North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana and has taught systematic theology at the Memphis Theological Seminary. In 1990, he was named regional director of development for the Salvation Army’s Kentucky-Tennessee Division. He has also served as director of planned/endowed gifts for the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, KY; as director of planned giving at Hanover College in Indiana; and as senior vice president for Advancement Services Associates.

Hendricks is the author of numerous articles on institutional advancement and has written eight campaign feasibility and training manuals. He is a novelist, having published “Tobee and the Amazing Bird Choir” under the pen name, Chloe Canterbury.

Hendricks received his bachelor’s from DePauw University and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He is married to Barbara Beal Hendricks and has three daughters -- Genny, Whitney and Reilly.

“Although we will miss LSU and our many friends in Louisiana, Western Illinois University is a wonderful opportunity for me and my family,” Hendricks said. “My special thanks go to Cecil Phillips, Dr. Charlie Roberts and Dr. William Jenkins.”

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