Diedriech named vice president for advancement at WWU

Dan Diedriech has spent almost his entire career in
mid-Missouri, and he has returned to the area to be vice president for
advancement at William Woods University. He will be responsible for the
departments of development, alumni relations, marketing and university
relations.

“We are pleased to have someone with so much development
experience join our team,” Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said. “We look
forward to the many things we know the areas of his responsibility can
accomplish with his guidance. There is no question that his knowledge of the
community is a significant asset.”
 
“It’s a great honor to be working for such an outstanding
university.”  Diedriech said.  “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing President
Barnett for a number of years and I’m delighted to be working with such a
visionary leader as we build relationships with alumni and friends of William
Woods University.”  
 
Most recently, Diedriech was senior director of development
for colleges and units at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Before that he
served three years as assistant vice president for college relations and 10
years as vice president for institutional advancement at Westminster College.
 
Diedriech also spent eight years as executive director of
university relations at Lincoln University after nine years as news director,
anchor and reporter at KRCG-TV.
 
Nationally certified by the Public Relations Society of
America, he also holds Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts degrees, both
from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
 
Diedriech is no stranger to the Fulton community. He was
extremely active in the United Way, serving two terms as fundraising chair and
two terms as president.  He was “the
voice of United Way” each fall during the United Way phoneathon. Previously he
served on the income advisory committee for Columbia United Way.
 
He also served as president of the Jefferson City West Rotary
Club and on the fundraising and marketing committees of Columbia South
Rotary.  In addition, he has been a
member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network marketing committee
and is a certified narrator for the Wolfner Library Audio Books for the Blind
Program.