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Vice President for Development, Alumni and Parent Relations Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College, one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts institutions, has selected Clarence “Tres” Mullis as its next vice president for development, alumni and parent relations, effective February 24, 2019. Mr. Mullis emerged from an exceptionally strong field of candidates as the individual with the depth of experience, passion, and skills to lead a dynamic development program at Gettysburg College. Mr. Mullis will join President Robert Iuliano at the outset of his presidency, working closely with him to cultivate lifelong relationships between Gettysburg and its alumni, and to enhance the visibility and fundraising capabilities of the institution.

Mr. Mullis comes to Gettysburg after a successful 25-year professional career in higher education. Mr. Mullis currently serves in a leadership position as executive director of university development at Washington and Lee University, where he had a lead role in planning, launching, and executing Washington and Lee’s $500 million fundraising campaign. Prior to his time at Washington and Lee, Mr. Mullis led the fundraising team for the Peabody College for Education and Human Development, the highest ranking undergraduate school at Vanderbilt University. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mullis led the alumni relations and development program at Austin Peay State University. He also worked for his alma mater, Stetson University, in the annual giving office where he was later promoted to lead the corporate and foundation relations team.

Mr. Mullis became involved with Gettysburg College in 2013 when he was asked to observe and make recommendations for Gettysburg’s parent fundraising program, and most recently, through his son’s college search and enrollment as a member of Gettysburg’s Class of 2023.

A dual graduate of Stetson University, earning both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA, Mr. Mullis has dedicated his career to fundraising for higher education.

Jack Gorman and Rachel Ellenport led this search with Sarah Hecklau, Michael Mozzicato, Devon Benjamin, and Amelia Ariel. 


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