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Mary Beth Knight named Wofford director of foundation and corporate relations

Alumna to manage gift cultivation, stewardship

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Mary Beth Knight '96

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mary Beth Knight has been named Wofford College’s director of foundation and corporate relations effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Knight graduated from Wofford in 1996 with degrees in English and French, and earned a degree in journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S., as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She worked as a reporter, editor and speechwriter before focusing her career on higher education.

During her nine years working in development at the University of Virginia, she earned her Ph.D. in higher education from the university in 2010. Prior to returning to Wofford in December 2012 as director of prospect research and donor management, she partnered with faculty and administrators across the country on postsecondary practice issues in her role with an education organization in Washington, D.C.

In her new position, Knight will continue to be part of the development team and lead the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts to the college from private foundations and corporations. She will serve as the campus point person for institutional grants information and grants management.