West Virginia Wesleyan College Vice President of Advancement Bob Skinner, a 1975 alumnus, was recognized recently by the Independent College Advancement Associates for his significant contributions and success for his fundraising efforts and campaigns.
Skinner received the ICAA's 2012 Newcomer Award, which is given to a person who has been in their role for three or fewer years. He became Wesleyan's vice president of advancement on July 1, 2011.
Skinner, who lives in Buckhannon, began his career at Wesleyan the year he graduated from the college. Before assuming his role as the vice president of advancement, he served the college as the director of admission from 1991-2005, and director of marketing and communication from 2005-2010.
In 2003, Skinner was the inaugural winner of the West Virginia Admission Counselor of the Year, presented by the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling. In addition to his role at Wesleyan, he is a current member and the immediate past president of the St. Joseph's Hospital Board, a member of Rotary, and an adult Sunday school teacher at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Skinner and his wife, Sarah Jane Squires Skinner, Wesleyan graduate of 1979, have two children, Robbie and Chris Skinner.