Abigail Werling Named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at UE

Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

Abigail Werling has been named the vice president for development and alumni relations for the University of Evansville. Werling has served as the interim vice president since May 2015 after Jack Barner’s retirement following 13 years in the position.

“Abigail will bring passion to her new leadership position and an abiding commitment to the University,” says UE president Tom Kazee. “She understands UE and its mission, and does a wonderful job of helping friends of the University understand how their support enables us to transform the lives of our students.”

Werling came to UE in 2004, and has since moved up through the office of development in positions including assistant director of gift planning and capital support, corporate and foundation relations officer, and most recently as the director of gift planning and capital support before moving into the interim vice president role. In addition to her career at UE, Abigail also worked at Indiana State University as the Director of Development.

“Having been with the University for many years, I am honored by the opportunity to serve as the vice president for development and alumni relations,” Werling says. “Stepping into this role to join an accomplished administrative and academic leadership team, a highly capable and supportive Board of Trustees, and a truly talented and hard-working team in development and alumni relations, is very exciting. I look forward to continuing our division's success whose foundation has been set by the invaluable leadership of Jack Barner.”

Werling will oversee operations in alumni and parent relations, annual giving, stewardship and special events, gift planning and capital support, and research and advancement services.

I’m excited for Abigail,” says Jack Barner. “She has grown professionally over the years, and this is an obvious next step for her; it’s a great opportunity.”

Werling says she is looking forward to continuing the forward movement of the University. “The culture of philanthropy that the University of Evansville embodies is one that I am proud to support. It is a great honor to be chosen to lead the advancement area of the University.” 

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