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Albion College has announced the appointment of Shannon Duvall as the associate vice president for development, effective May 4. Duvall is charged with the management and oversight of the College's comprehensive development program, supporting major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, prospect management, and advancement research.

"Shannon brings prospect management and strategic planning experience which is essential as we support President Randall's vision for Albion in 2015," said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Josh Merchant. "I am excited to recruit Shannon to the Institutional Advancement team. She will bring added momentum to our efforts."

Prior to joining the Albion staff, Duvall had been a member of the University Development team at Michigan State University for the past 10 years. In her most recent appointment as the Midwest gift planning advisor, she made hundreds of contacts with prospects while designing planned giving marketing pieces, organizing and facilitating fundraiser education sessions geared toward planned giving strategies, and mentoring new staff members. During her tenure at MSU, she closed gifts in excess of $22 million. Duvall has been a leader in advancements as showcased by presenting at the Big Ten IT Conference and the Michigan Leadership Forum on Higher Education Policy. She also held roles at MSU as a development officer in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Office of Donor Relations.

"The mission and programs that differentiate Albion from other liberal arts colleges are exciting and speak to the quality of education our students receive," Duvall said. "I am amazed by the reach of the college as friends and colleagues tell me they know a friend or family member who is a Albion alum. I look forward to meeting the many friends and benefactors of the College as well as other Albion College community members."

Duvall received her master's degree from Michigan State in 2003 and is a doctoral candidate in higher, adult & lifelong education administration at MSU.

She received her bachelor's degree from Queens College in 1992.