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Development/Marketing Executive Joins Western University as Vice President of University Advancement

by Rodney Tanaka

January 29, 2001

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Richard M. Nordin, a development professional with considerable experience

in the non-profit and academic arenas, has joined Western University of

Health Sciences as vice president of University advancement.

In his new position, Nordin will be responsible for fundraising,

communications, alumni relations, as well as marketing and community


“”Western University’s mission – to educate its students to practice with

excellence and compassion – places it at the forefront of health care

education,”” Nordin said. “”I’m greatly looking forward to helping it grow.””

Nordin comes to Western University from the University of Southern

California’s Keck School of Medicine, where he was director of major

gifts. Among his accomplishments there was the establishment of the first

major gift solicitation program of USC medical alumni and emeritus

faculty. He also secured the first chairs given to the school by a Keck


Nordin has also run his own development consulting business in Pasadena.

His clients have included the University of California, Los Angeles; the

National Parkinson Foundation and All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena.

He also was the director of development for the western United States for

the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), was the director of

development for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and held a number

of management positions in alumni relations and development over a 17-year

period at USC.

Nordin received a bachelor of science degree from USC’s Marshall School of

Business and has taken considerable coursework in that university’s

Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is the president of the board of directors for the AIDS Service Center

in Pasadena.

Nordin lives in Pasadena.


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