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Burns is School of Education’s new director of development

February 10, 2016

The UW-Madison School of Education is welcoming Betsy Burns as its recently appointed director of development.

Betsy Burns
Burns will work closely with Dean Diana Hess in shaping the School's strategic development plans and on focusing its fundraising efforts on the All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

Burns -- who will also work closely with the School’s External Relations Office and as the School’s lead contact with the University of Wisconsin Foundation -- additionally is focusing on building up the School of Education’s development team.

Burns is a Madison native who has a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising. She mostly recently served for more than four years as a director of development for UW-Madison’s College of Engineering.  Burns has also worked on behalf of the University of Minnesota, and with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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