Liz Nolte, a Western Illinois University alumna and experienced nonprofit leader, has been named as the new director of development for Western Illinois University.
Ms. Nolte, who will serve the entire university from her home base at the WIU-Quad Cities riverfront campus in Moline, began her new job on Saturday, Oct. 1, the university announced in a news release.
She came to WIU after serving as the operations and communications director for Renew Moline in downtown Moline, and director of alumni engagement and annual giving at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.
Ms. Nolte also worked for a decade for multiple Quad Cities regional nonprofits including the Quad Cities Community Foundation, Trinity Health Foundation and Arrowhead Ranch. She was also a TV news reporter for WHBF in Rock Island prior to the nonprofit posts.
“We are thrilled to welcome Liz Nolte back to WIU,” said Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Mike Murtagh, to whom Ms. Nolte reports. “As an experienced fundraiser with a wealth of professional achievements, she will play a major role in helping WIU achieve its philanthropic goals. Liz has already hit the ground running, and there is no doubt that she will make a difference.”
Ms. Nolte received her bachelor’s degree from WIU and ran track for WIU’s track and field program.
“I’m thrilled to join my alma mater as it’s an exciting time for WIU,” she said in the release. “I look forward to connecting with our alumni and friends who are passionate about WIU and its top-tier academic programs. Additionally, I look forward to linking our alumni back to the university and nurturing the strong culture of philanthropy that continues to inspire and impact our students, faculty and staff and will propel WIU into the future.”