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Executive Group

Kathryn Wittneben

Vice Principal & PVC (Advancement)

Barbour Building, High Street, Paisley

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Career Overview

As Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), Kathryn has overall executive responsibility for establishing, leading and delivering UWS advancement services (development and alumni relations) and the responsibility to support strategic projects including UWS estates developments, research activities, internationalisation and educational innovation.

Kathryn has most recently served as Director of Development, College of Public Health, at the University of Iowa Foundation. She has extensive international experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies and campaigns for universities and colleges, foundations and not-for-profit organisations. Her fundraising activities in education have included work on international and corporate support, alumni outreach and engagement, and staff development.

During her career, Kathryn has held academic positions with universities in Sweden and the United States; worked as a senior economist focusing on international issues for two US Congressional Committees; led an international policy institute; and helped to develop two foundations (the Eurasia Foundation, focusing on the former Soviet Union; and The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, US, focusing on work with at-risk youth).

Kathryn has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Iowa; and a Master’s degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

Executive Assistant – Sharon Leslie, 0141 849 4055,

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