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Thursday, July 7, 2005

Givens Appointed Treasurer of SU Foundation

class=""MsoNormal"">SALISBURY, MD---Richard A. Givens II of Dover, DE, recently was elected to another three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. In addition to board membership, he was elected to serve as its treasurer effective July 1.

class=""MsoNormal"">Givens has been a member of the Board since 2002, and continues as chair of the Foundation’s Public Radio Committee, which oversees stations WSCL and WSDL located on the SU campus. Owned by the Foundation, these stations provide classical music and public affairs programming to some 35,000 listeners in Delaware and the Eastern Shore.

class=""MsoNormal"">"Rick has made great strides in the operation of WSCL and WSDL," said Kim Nechay, assistant director of the SU Foundation and director of development in SU's Advancement Division. "We are excited about working with him as treasurer."

class=""MsoNormal"">"I'm looking forward to doing whatever I can to help the Foundation and SU," Givens said.

class=""MsoNormal"">Givens is a graduate of SU with degrees in business and music. He was most recently senior fiscal administrative officer for the State of Delaware Treasurer's Office and formerly administrative officer in the office of the Delaware Insurance Commissioner. He serves on the boards of the Delaware Humanities Forum and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival, and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Smyrna Opera House. He is presently on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover as organist and choirmaster.

class=""MsoNormal"">The Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. was created in 1973 to accumulate funds by gift and investment and to foster, encourage and enrich the activities, educational programs, athletics and scholarships of SU. It is the intent of the Foundation to promote, sponsor and carry out educational, scientific and charitable programs for the benefit of SU and its students.

class=""MsoNormal"">Currently, the Foundation manages more than $32 million in assets for the benefit of SU. Each of the institution's four schools is permanently endowed, a rarity in higher education. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu. "


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