Penn College Hires Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Kline has served in a variety of leadership roles in advancement and development at colleges and universities. Most recently, she was associate vice president for development and donor relations at Lycoming College, a post she had held since 2014.
Her appointment was authorized Thursday by the Penn College Board of Directors. She succeeds Debra M. Miller, who is retiring in August.
Kline will be responsible for advancing the mission of the college, a special mission affiliate of Penn State, by overseeing fundraising, annual giving, scholarships and the Penn College Foundation.
She will also work closely with College Relations at Penn College, which encompasses Alumni Relations, Corporate Relations, and Public Relations & Marketing. She will serve on President’s Council at the institution.
Previously, she was director of the annual fund at Bucknell University, associate director of development at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, director of major gifts in an earlier stint at Lycoming College and director of annual giving at Juniata College. Additionally, she was director of development at Affinity Connection, State College, a direct marketing firm providing managed services to help organizations grow their annual funds.
She holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s degree in communications and health promotion from Juniata College.
“Loni is an excellent addition to the senior leadership team at Penn College,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. “She has an extensive record of positive results in fundraising and development in higher education, and I look forward to her helping us advance the college’s unique mission.”
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