UCCS University Development adds staff

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Tom Dewar

Tom Dewar

Susie Sargent

Three staff members recently joined the UCCS Office of University Development to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. The three are: Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager.

Dewar will work with local, state and national private foundations to support fundraising initiatives. He brings more than 30 years fundraising experience to UCCS. Prior to joining the university, he operated his own philanthropy consulting company and held positions with Junior Achievement in Colorado Springs, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Northwood University, Midland, Mich.

Fahrlander will work with the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences to raise private funds. Prior to joining UCCS, she worked in development for Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado State University.

Sargent will work with scholarship programs such as the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment and Flying Solo. Prior to joining UCCS, she worked as an advancement service and public information specialist for the University of Washington and as a program coordinator for the California Institute of Integral Studies. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa.