HUNTINGTON – 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 after graduation.
"As the need for individuals with specialized skills in science continues to grow, Marshall University is able to provide students the education and experience they'll need to succeed," Rogerson said. "We're committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education from which to grow, learn and develop as leaders."
Dennison can be reached by calling (304) 696-2435 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.