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CBT, CAS Director of Development Interviews Set (Update)

January 24, 2018

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* The third candidate scheduled to interview Thursday, Jan. 25 has withdrawn. Therefore, that information has been removed from the original release.


MACOMB, IL -- Director of development interviews for the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology and College of Arts and Sciences have been set for Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Candidates include Victoria Smith, adjunct professor of political science at WIU (Jan. 22), and Amy Crosby, former international student recruitment graduate assistant at WIU (Jan. 23).

Open sessions with each candidate will be held from 3:15-4 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Union Algonquin Room (Smith) and 8:40-9:25 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Union Algonquin Room (Crosby).

Smith has served as an adjunct professor of political science at WIU since August 2013. Previously, she worked as an attorney at the Burton Law Office in Macomb (2016-2017) and as a career clerk for Judge John P. Wiese, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C. (1997-2013).

Smith received a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and bachelor's degree from Princeton University.

Crosby served as an international student recruitment graduate assistant and as an intern in the WIU Women's Center from 2016-2017. Previously, she was an intern in the WIU Advising and Academic Service Center (2016) and an undergraduate admissions counselor graduate assistant in WIU Admissions (2015-2016). She also has worked as a program coordinator and advocate for the McDonough County Teen Court and State Attorney's Office, respectively, 2013-2015 and 2011-2015).

Crosby received two master's degrees from WIU and a bachelor's degree from University of Iowa.

The director of development reports to the executive director of development in the WIU Foundation and Development Office, and provides overall leadership for the college's fundraising program, with primary emphasis on securing major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support academic priorities of the college and the goals and objectives of the University's strategic plan "Higher Values in Higher Education."

The full itineraries and resumes can be found

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