BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Concordia College has announced Jim Bunn is its new vice president for institutional advancement.
Bunn will provide strategic direction for the college’s alumni and church relations areas, fundraising initiatives and community programs. Bunn brings his leadership, energy, enthusiasm and an impressive record of success in business, community service and a long list of church activities wherever he and his wife, Jackie, have lived.
The Bunns have lived in Bronxville the past 23 years until last month, having relocated to Tuckahoe. His accomplishments include executive and chief marketing officer positions with global brands, recognition from the Special Olympics for an event he helped create and execute and spearheading a building fund drive to expand a sanctuary, procure a new organ and double the size of the school of the church where he and his family were active members.
“God’s blessing and benevolence of friends have kept Concordia focused on its mission to provide a quality education and a ladder of social mobility to many who need access to affordable higher education.,” said Viji George, president of Concordia, in a press release.
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges' issue recently ranked Concordia the fifth-most diverse campus in the North Region and this diversity brings a rich array of influences to campus, according to a press release. In keeping with its mission to serve a diverse student body, Concordia invests heavily to help make the “Concordia experience” available to students who can least afford it, according to a press release.
“We need to become more adept in telling the Concordia story to our broader audience and I believe that Jim Bunn in an exceptional choice to do just that,” George said in a press release.
Bunn's new role will be one of reaching out, informing, sharing and more throughout the community and beyond, according to a press release.
“I am truly excited about this opportunity to bring my marketing and business skills to bear in advancing the mission and ministry of Concordia," said Bunn in a press release. "Colleges like this serve such a vital role in forming and strengthening our future.”
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