David Bothast Named Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
David Bothast has been hired as director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of Evansville. Bothast also serves as an adjunct instructor in UE’s Master of Science in Public Service Administration program, and he comes to UE from the Goodwill Family Center, where he served as director for the last two years.
“I consider myself an agent of change,” Bothast said. “My experience in development and grant writing, coupled with dedication to our community and passion for education, will assist in increasing opportunities for learning and development at the University of Evansville.”
Bothast will be responsible for working with local and national corporations and foundations to research potential funding sources, develop proposals, and create grant reports for secured gifts. He will also serve as a resource for UE administrators, faculty members, and students seeking external funding for University projects and programs.
Prior to leading Evansville’s Goodwill Family Center, Bothast held positions as the executive director of the American Red Cross in Princeton, Indiana; a third- through fifth-grade teacher at Evansville’s Joshua Academy, and a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
He holds a Master of Science in public service administration from UE and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Southern Indiana.