MSU Names VP for University Advancement and Public Affairs

Anthony (Tony) Vidmar, most recently Assistant Vice President of Development for University Programs at Virginia Tech, has been appointed as Vice President for University Advancement and Public Affairs at Midwestern State University. He will be responsible for leading and providing strategic direction for the advancement division at the university that includes alumni relations, major gifts and planned giving, marketing and public information, university development, and corporate and foundation relations.

Vidmar will replace Dr. Howard Farrell, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Vidmar will begin his duties at MSU in July.

"Tony's enthusiasm for Midwestern State University and its liberal arts mission were evident in his visits to campus," said MSU President Suzanne Shipley. "His experience in university development aligns nicely with the goals set forth in our strategic initiatives."

Vidmar began his career in higher education at Northwest Nazarene University working as a director for scholarship and endowment development as well as the director of the university fund. Additionally, he has served in various positions of advancement at Purdue University, The Ohio State University, and Virginia Tech.

A copy of Vidmar's resume can be found at http://www.msutexas.edu/Assets/documents/welcome/president/pdf/VidmarResume.pdf.