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Tina Mengine named Vice President to lead Edinboro University’s Advancement team

Duties will begin January 16

01/10/2012

Tina MengineEDINBORO, Pa. – Tina Mengine – a well-known fund-raising and strategic marketing executive and consultant – has been named Vice President for University Advancement at Edinboro University.

Interim President James D. Moran said Mengine, currently president of Bluestocking Consulting, will begin her Edinboro duties on Monday, January 16. She fills a position that has been vacant since the spring of 2011.

“Tina Mengine brings a wealth of experience to this important administrative position,” Moran said. “She is well-acquainted with the region and beyond, well-equipped for the challenges of the job, and we are confident she will hit the ground running.”

Moran said Mengine was selected for the vice presidency following a national search.

“I’m thrilled to join the Edinboro team,” Mengine said. “The leadership at the University represents a vibrant, progressive group of individuals who are committed to offering the highest educational opportunities. With the University’s continued growth and reputation for academic excellence, this is an exciting time to be a part of Edinboro.”

Mengine, the Chief of Staff to former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper and former Erie Mayor Rick Filippi, has more than two decades of experience in marketing and communications and a proven record of fund-raising in both the non-profit and political sectors.

As Vice President for Advancement, Mengine becomes the University’s chief fund-raising official, overseeing major gifts and scholarship endowments, as well as Alumni Relations.

“Edinboro University is an integral part of the Erie community and I look forward to working toward growing and enhancing opportunities for the school, its students and faculty, and the region,” Mengine said.

Having been the key fund-raiser and executive in charge of capital campaigns for such non-profits as the Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Erie, and the highly successful CelebrateErie events, she had been active in the community as well, serving on numerous boards. She has received professional recognition in the form of many advertising awards, and was a recipient of the 2007 Women Making History Award from the Mercy Center for Women.

A graduate of Pittsburgh’s LaRoche College with a Bachelor of Science degree, Mengine said, “I am both honored and energized to work with Interim President Jim Moran and Edinboro’s soon-to-be 17th President, Dr. Julie Wollman, as together we open a new chapter in the University’s rich and storied history.”

Mengine’s proven fund-raising track record, her reputation as a strong and effective leader, and her keen insight and knowledge of budget management, was well-received by the University community in meetings with various campus constituencies during the interview process.

“Her community and diverse board service, fund-raising and communications skills, and marketing and management experience make her a perfect fit for Edinboro in this role,” Moran said. “We are pleased to welcome her as a member of Edinboro’s management team.”