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Terry B. Mobley Named
UK's First Vice President for Development

By Ralph Derickson

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Terry B. Mobley,
UK's vice president for development

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During Mobley's service as director of the UK Office of Development, annual cash gifts to UK have increased from $3.1 million in 1977 to last year's record $60.9 million. Mobley also oversees the university's first capital campaign, which has reached $550 million toward its $600 million goal. The campaign is scheduled to end in 2003.

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Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2002) -- Terry B. Mobley, who has served as the chief fund-raising officer at the University of Kentucky since 1977, today was named the university's first vice president for development.

UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. told the UK Board of Trustees that the role of chief development officer will take on increasing importance relative to the institution's future economic well-being.

During Mobley's service as director of the UK Office of Development, annual cash gifts to UK have increased from $3.1 million in 1977 to last year's record $60.9 million. Mobley also oversees the university's first capital campaign, which has reached $550 million toward its $600 million goal. The campaign is scheduled to end in 2003.

Mobley, a native of Harrodsburg, is a 1965 UK graduate. He was a three-year starter on the Wildcat basketball team during his university career.

After graduating from UK, Mobley worked for IBM Corp. for seven years in Lexington and Washington, D.C., before returning to UK as its chief fund raiser. He has been active in the Kentucky division of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE-K), national CASE Region III conferences, and the Big Ten Fund Raisers Institute.


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