FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153
Dennison named Director of
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Cory Dennison IV, a cum laude graduate of Marshall University with a degree in political science, has been named Director of Development for the university’s College of Science.
In conjunction with the Marshall Foundation, Dennison will lead fundraising efforts, provide counsel, and assist with public relations for the college. He will work closely with Dr. Andrew Rogerson, dean, and Lance West, Vice President for Major Gift Development, to identify key areas of need. Dennison previously served as a development officer for the foundation.
“I look forward to working with Dean Rogerson, faculty, and alumni to build upon their success,” Dennison said. “It’s an exciting time of growth and opportunity for the college and the university.”
As a student, Dennison was the long snapper on Marshall’s 2002 GMAC Bowl championship football team. He was the student body vice president and a two-year member of the MU Board of Governors, in which he served as the student representative. He also is a 2006 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. He has worked for the West Virginia Senate and with the law firm of Tyson and Tyson in Huntington.
“Cory’s leadership at Marshall, combined with his previous experience, makes him an ideal fit for the position,” West said. “He understands the important role education plays in the future of our state, our economy and our community.”
Rogerson said the college continues
to see increased enrollment due to a
growing need for science-related
professionals. The college features
award-winning instructors and the
state-of-the-art Robert C. Byrd
Biotechnology Science Center, which
provides students with an excellent
learning environment, and faculty
with superior research facilities.
The faculty encourages student
participation in research
activities, too, giving students
hands-on experience they can apply