April 28, 2006
06-077

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

Downs hired as VSU�s College of the Arts Director of Development

Beth Strickland Downs was recently named director of development at Valdosta State University's College of the Arts.

As the director of development, Downs is responsible for private gifts and private fundraising activities benefiting VSU's College of the Arts and its related entities. This position is important to the regional university's operational funding support, since a large portion of funding is received from external sources.

Downs, a 2000 alumna of VSU, transferred from Marietta, where she spent nearly five years as the public relations coordinator of the Marietta Museum of History.