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University of Mobile names Travis Grantham Vice President for Advancement

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile announced the appointment of Travis Grantham as Vice President for Advancement. He will lead the Christian university’s fundraising and alumni departments.

Grantham has over 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, most recently as director of hospital development for University of South Alabama where he oversaw a significant multi-million-dollar campaign for Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

“University of Mobile has entered a period of rapid growth, innovation and development of academic programs and facilities. Travis Grantham brings a wealth of experience and a passion for developing partnerships that will benefit our community and region through graduates who are prepared for their professional calling and equipped to meet our workforce needs today and in the future,” said UM President Timothy L. Smith.

Grantham holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University and a Bachelor of Science in business from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He serves on the board of the Autism Society of Alabama and the Mobile Medical Museum. He is a member of East Pointe Baptist Church in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Grantham is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Boy Scouts of America, Graduate of Dale Carnegie Course, Council on Advancement and Support of Education, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Group Institutional Advancement.


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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