Grand Valley announced that Karen M. Loth has been named vice president for University Development.
The announcement that Loth, who has been serving as the interim vice president, would be given the position permanently came at the university’s April 27 Board of Trustees meeting.
President Thomas J. Haas praised Loth’s experience, history with the university and her performance as interim vice president since January when he made the announcement.
“Karen’s history with Grand Valley and her track record of performance and integrity will lead the Development unit of this university in the direction in which it needs to go,” Haas said. “We’ll rely on her leadership to make sure our long-time supporters and new supporters continue to see the value that Grand Valley brings to the people of this region. Her experience with Grand Valley is critical as private gifts become even more integral to the university’s future.”
Loth joined the university in 2000 and has led 11 campaigns, helping to raise more than $130 million dollars for Grand Valley in the past 10 years.
“It is an honor to work with our donors who have given so much of their time, talent and treasure to support Grand Valley over the years,” Loth said. “With their help, we will continue to provide our students with an academically rigorous learning environment, and provide our region and our state with the next generation of talented leaders.”
Loth’s promotion is effective May 1.