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Gina Hiser

Leadership Annual Giving Officer
Division of Institutional Advancement
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Building, maintaining and growing relationships in order to increase and secure charitable Leadership Circle gifts for the university.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

November 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio 

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

It’s hard to pick just one thing to like! The campus is gorgeous, there is something for everyone here, the people are nice, and things are constantly growing and improving. I was born and raised in Kent, so the town and campus will always be near and dear to my heart.  

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I have always wanted to work at Kent State, so I am thrilled to be here! I love the family-friendly environment, the opportunity to grow and advance personally and professionally, as well as the emphasis that is placed on the health and wellness of the employees. To find all of these things in an employer is rare. 

RESIDES IN:

Rootstown, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Kent, Ohio

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in German from John Carroll University; MBA – Keller Graduate School of Management

HOBBIES:

Spending time outdoors with my hubby, son and dog – especially in the summer and fall! Traveling to warmer climates, volunteering, reading, yoga, biking and direct sales.