London, Ontario, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Fanshawe is pleased to announce the hiring
of Gillian Sneddon as its new executive director, Advancement and Alumni. With more
than 20 years of advancement and alumni experience obtained across social, health
and higher education sectors, Ms. Sneddon is a results-oriented professional who
will build on the success of Fanshawe's Remarkable Campaign to develop and achieve
new strategic goals for the College.
Ms. Sneddon began her career as an area manager at London's Heart and Stroke Foundation.
She accepted the position of director of annual and planned giving at the London
Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) and was promoted to the role of vice-president,
Community Development and Partnerships. She served as the director of alumni and
development with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.
Prior to accepting her new role at Fanshawe, she served as both the executive director,
advancement with the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and executive director
of special projects within the division of university advancement at the University
"Gillian's excellent networking and fundraising skills, combined with her comprehensive
knowledge of funding streams in higher education makes her an exceptional choice
to lead our advancement and alumni team into the future," says Jeff Wright, vice-president,
Corporate Strategy and Business Development. "We are thrilled to welcome Gillian
"This is a wonderful, professional opportunity to work at one of the gems of Ontario's
community colleges," says Ms. Snedden. "I look forward to contributing to Fanshawe's
success by supporting students, developing innovative programs and managing capital
Ms. Sneddon will begin her new position on Monday, July 16.