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
Nordin lives in Pasadena.