NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Chad Conrad, a local community leader, has been named director of advancement at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. His responsibilities will include donor cultivation and retention, coordination and management of capital and annual fund campaigns, grant development and alumni relations.
"Chad is a successful and well-respected member or our community, who will be an outstanding addition to our campus," stated Dr. Gregg L. Andrews, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Tuscarawas. "Chad has a reputation as an energetic and hard-working professional with extensive experience in building business and community partnerships. I am confident he will provide strategic leadership to our development office."
Prior to his appointment at Kent State Tuscarawas, Conrad was the executive director of the American Red Cross - Muskingum Lakes Chapter, a position he held for 16 years.
"As a Kent State graduate, I am thrilled to come back to help students transform their lives and launch careers," said Conrad. "Our community is so fortunate to have such a valuable asset in the local campus. It will be a pleasure to work with dedicated staff, volunteers, alumni and community partners to ensure Kent State Tuscarawas continues to make a difference one student at a time."
An involved community leader, Conrad is a member of numerous community organizations, including the New Philadelphia Kiwanis, the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Tuscarawas County Community Improvement Corporation and the County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Conrad earned a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Kent State University.
He has certifications from Excellence in Nonprofit Management, Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and Leadership Tuscarawas.
He and his wife, Janet, have three sons and reside in Bolivar.