In her new role at the Sanford Education Center she will oversee the development and national implementation of three programs that address critical needs in the
nonprofit and education sectors. One of the programs will train future nonprofit leaders in state-of-the-art relationship building and fundraising techniques.
The center was established in January with a $1 million inaugural gift from philanthropist and businessman Thomas Denny Sanford and has since received an additional anonymous gift of $9.2 million.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that Allyson Handley, a proven leader in higher education policy and institutional development, is joining us,” said National University President Michael R. Cunningham. “Her expertise and demonstrated results in strategic initiatives will ensure the success of the Sanford Education Center’s mission.”
Handley’s appointment marks a return to National University for Handley, who during the 1990s served served in various capacities at the university.
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California with 30,000 students and more than 140,000 alumni.
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