7/2/2013 - Cincinnati State Hires Elliott Ruther As Its Chief Of Development
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July 2, 2013
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Cincinnati State Hires Elliott Ruther As Its Chief Of Development
Elliott Ruther has been named Chief of Development at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
This is a new position, and entails responsibility for all fund-raising activities at the College. Ruther, who worked in development at Cincinnati State from 2007-2011, will report directly to President O’dell M. Owens.
“I’m delighted to have Elliott rejoin the team,” Dr. Owens said. “Every college in America is challenged to increase its base of financial support, and we’re fortunate to bring someone onto our team who already understands the institution and its partnerships.”
A graduate of St. Xavier High School, Ruther earned a double BA in theology and psychology at St. Louis University in 1997 before returning to Cincinnati as campaign manager and chief aide to John Cranley during his initial years on Cincinnati City Council and his two bids for a seat in Congress.
Ruther then served as Director of Development at Cincinnati State until 2011, when he accepted a position as Director of Development at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.
Ruther is a co-founder of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, and has long been active in efforts to celebrate the legacy of the King Records recording studios in Cincinnati. (Those efforts included helping to broker a 2011 partnership between Cincinnati State and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to offer a distance learning class on King Records.) Ruther also serves on the governing board of the Bootsy Collins Foundation and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He resides with his wife and daughter in Mount Washington.
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