Mark Power Named To Development Post At UA

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Mark Power has been named assistant vice chancellor for development at the University of Arkansas after 11 years with the institution’s Division of University Advancement.

“Mark has been assuming increased universitywide responsibilities within the development office, including direct supervision of the institution’s front-line fundraising staff and in-depth planning for the next comprehensive fundraising campaign,” said Bruce Pontious, associate vice chancellor for development. “Without question, Mark is one of the finest, most respected colleagues with whom I have had the privilege to work, and this promotion reflects the impact he has had throughout his tenure with the University of Arkansas.”

Power joined the University of Arkansas in 2001 as the director of development in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and was a key part of the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century, which raised more than $1 billion for the university.

He was promoted to executive director of development in 2007, and in 2009, became the executive director for development and principal gifts. Since then, he has helped to lead the development staff to outstanding fundraising totals each of the last four years, and the department surpassed its 2011 fiscal year goal by more than 20 percent.