Barton College Appoints Meriwether as New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Jan Meriwether

WILSON, N.C. — Jan Y. Meriwether has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Barton College. Meriwether’s appointment was effective June 15.

“We were delighted to welcome Jan Meriwether to Barton College as our new vice president for institutional advancement,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of the College. “Her wealth of experience and expertise serves Barton extremely well as we move our donor stewardship, alumni engagement, and marketing initiatives to the next level. A highly successful fundraiser, Jan is a great addition to our team. Her work ethic is matched only by her contagious enthusiasm for Barton College and its many constituencies.”

As chief development officer for Barton, Meriwether oversees the institutional advancement, alumni and parent relations, public relations, publications, and web services programs on campus. In addition to serving as a member of the President’s Senior Cabinet, Meriwether also serves on the College’s Marketing and Recruitment Initiatives Team.

“I look forward to partnering with President Searcy, the institutional advancement team, and the Barton College community as we engage our alumni and friends to advance the mission of the College,” shared Meriwether.

Meriwether completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Development at Bluefield College in Virginia. Her most recent appointment prior to joining the Barton College administration was vice president of institutional advancement for Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. Earlier professional posts have included vice president for institutional advancement at Virginia Union University, director of development at the University of Richmond, senior vice president of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond, director of donor relations at the University of Virginia and associate director of development at Fork Union Military Academy.

Professional memberships include the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Society of Fundraising Executives (NSFRE), the Virginia Association of Fund-Raising Executives (VAFRE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Meriwether is a member of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees.

A native of Richmond, Va., she is the daughter of Marge and Jack Yount of Richmond. Meriwether currently resides in Wilson. She has two grown sons, Jack and Matthew.

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