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Wilson Named Associate Vice President for Development

Amy Wilson of Media, Pa. has been appointed associate vice president for development at Widener University in Chester, Pa.

In her role as associate vice president, Wilson is responsible for a staff of 16 including the Widener Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Donor Relations and plays a key role inTaking the Lead: The Campaign for Widener, a $58 million fundraising campaign which is the largest in the university’s 190-year history.

Wilson came to Widener from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she served as assistant vice president for development since 2009. Prior to that, Wilson was director of annual giving at Catholic from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to joining Catholic, Wilson served in development and communications leadership roles for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Smithsonian Institution and McGill University.

Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in North American studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,500 students. Visit the university website,