Norland named Director of Development at Presentation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Presentation College is pleased to announce the arrival of Barbara Norland, MSL as the institution’s new Director of Development.

Norland joins the Advancement team with over 28 years of experience, working within the sectors of philanthropy, sales, and marketing. Her previous work experience includes Director of Development and Communications at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. in Miami, Florida and President of BKVN Consulting, Inc.

“I am pleased to announce that following a vast national search, Barbara Norland has been appointed Director of Development at Presentation College. Barbara brings a wealth of fundraising experience, great energy, and enthusiasm to PC,” said Matthew Blair, Vice President of Advancement. “We are excited to welcome Barbara to our team and look forward to collaborating with her as we endeavor to identify funding opportunities for one of the most diverse institutions of higher learning in the region.  Through her work in philanthropy, Barbara will assist PC by helping to provide even more opportunities to hundreds of underserved first generation students by giving access to a quality education,” said Blair.

Barbara’s primary responsibilities at Presentation College will be to steward and build relationships with alumni, corporations, foundations, and other local, statewide, and national stakeholders. As well as to form new philanthropic alliances through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major corporate, individual donations and foundation grants to support the mission and vision of Presentation College.

As a graduate of a small midwestern Christian college herself, Barbara truly embraces the importance and impact of undergraduate education and its contribution to the formation and development of personal and professional success for individuals. “I am very excited to share with alumni and other major stakeholders on how my college experience impacted and shaped the person that I am today. I consider it such a privilege to advocate on behalf of Presentation College and invite others to experience the joy of philanthropy and how they can change the life of a young person by financially supporting Presentation College,” said Norland.

Barbara completed a Master of Science in leadership and management from Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business in Davie, FL., a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and most recently received certification from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy’s Fundraising Academy at Nova Southeastern University.