Engineering appoints development director

Mark Hermanson, a WSU alumnus with close to 15 years of fundraising and higher education experience, has been appointed executive director of development and external relations for the College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU.

Hermanson has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration and a master’s of education in educational leadership and counseling psychology from WSU.

Since 2000, he has worked in development at the University of Idaho, most recently as senior director for development for the College of Natural Resources. There, he led and managed the fundraising activities of the college. Previous to his years at Idaho, he worked as assistant/associate director at the Wilson Compton Union at WSU.

“We are pleased that Mark Hermanson has agreed to join our college,” said Candis Claiborn, dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture. “As we push ahead with exciting efforts to transform the student experience to better prepare our students for the 21st century workplace, I believe he will play a key role and will make a significant difference in helping the college reach its goals.”

Hermanson replaces Devon Anderson, who took a new position as vice president of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the WSU Foundation.