WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A high-ranking Wesleyan University administrator has been appointed as a new vice president at the University of Hartford.

Christine Pina is set to start Nov. 28 as vice president for institutional advancement, in which she will focus on fund-raising, development and alumni relations.

Pina holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan and a master’s degree from Harvard University. She joined Wesleyan in 2004 as a development officer and was promoted to its director of major gifts in 2006.

She previously was a healthcare management consultant and has also worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.; Madeira School, a girls’ boarding school in McLean, Va.; and St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H.

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison praised her experience, talent and energy, saying her vision and values “are perfect” for UHart.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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