Press Release

2/18/10 Fullerton, CA - HIU Names Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Hope International University (HIU) announces Michael Mulryan as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Mr. Mulryan has served as Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at HIU for the last three-plus years before accepting the new position. His exceptional leadership has benefitted the University in numerous tangible ways, including an all-time high in alumni giving and an increase of 91% in unrestricted giving. HIU alumni giving now ranks among the top schools in California, showing an increase of 600% in just four years. (read more here)

“We are fortunate to have someone with Mike’s level of professional expertise lead our Institutional Advancement Office during these trying economic times,” said Dr. John L. Derry, President of HIU. “His track record of success at Hope and elsewhere made this a very easy decision. He has the respect of the campus community as a man of integrity with a strong commitment to Christian higher education. I could not be more pleased to have him as a part of our executive team.”

Mr. Mulryan has been heavily involved in the areas of development and fundraising for higher education in Southern California since 1999 in both public and private schools including CSU Long Beach, Cal Baptist University, Concordia University and Hope International University. His extensive experience in developing and cultivating major gifts programs, annual fund programs, special events, capital campaigns, and special fundraising programs combined with his excellent donor and community relations history has enabled him to make significant strides forward for HIU.

Prior to his appointment as VP for Institutional Advancement, Mr. Mulryan held top development positions: Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations; Director of Special Gifts; Director of Donor Relations; Director of Development-Executive Director 49er Athletic Association; Assistant Athletic Director-Development; Assistant Athletic Director-External Relations; and Associate Athletic Director-External Relations. Michael was also selected to organize and facilitate numerous California State University Advancement and Big West Conference Development and Marketing seminars and meetings.

In addition to his career in higher education, Mr. Mulryan was a successful private business owner for seven years, and held executive management and director positions in the retail industry for over a decade.

Mr. Mulryan is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He is a member of the CSULB Alumni Association, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD), and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Directors.

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