Flannery leads Office of DevelopmentIn January, Kathleen Flannery was selected to be the new director of the Office of University Development. As director, Flannery leads a staff of 10 who are responsible for the university’s extensive private giving efforts.

“Pittsburg State University has developed a successful and highly effective program of private giving that is essential to the university’s future,” Dr. Brad Hodson, Pittsburg State University vice president for University Advancement said. “Kathleen’s experience and demonstrated leadership in development make her a very good fit for this position and I am confident she will not only continue the university’s development work, but take it to even more successful levels.”

Flannery comes to PSU from the Mount Carmel Foundation, which supports programs and projects of Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. With strong ties to Pittsburg State, she served as interim director of International Programs and Services from 1998-99, as assistant to the vice president for student affairs from 1999-2003, as director of annual giving from 2003-2005 and as director of continuing and graduate studies from 2005-2008.

Flannery holds a bachelor of arts degree in public management from the University of Maine and a master of arts degree in higher education administration from Boston College in Newton, Mass.