Debra Pozega Osburn, vice-president, University Relations, announced May 16 that Dunbar will join the U of S as associate vice-president, development, and chief development officer, beginning July 4.
Dunbar currently serves as the executive director, alumni and advancement, at the University of Manitoba (U of M), where she has worked for the past 12 years. She served in a critical period in the U of M’s history, during the 2015 launch of the $500 million Front and Centre campaign.
“She brings with her a wealth of experience and a track record of success gained as she built deep, meaningful relationships with donors, alumni, and potential partners to advance the university’s mission,” Osburn stated. “A passionate, results-oriented leader, she is committed to building the culture of teamwork and collaboration so essential to our success.”
Originally from Northwestern Ontario, Dunbar is a graduate of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreational Studies at the U of M and holds her certified fundraising executive accreditation.
“I am very excited to bring my passion for post-secondary education to the U of S,” Dunbar said. “The excitement at the University of Saskatchewan is contagious. I marvel at how friendly and welcoming everyone is! My father was born and raised in Saskatchewan and as a child we spent a lot of time here visiting extended family. I am excited to bring my family to Saskatchewan.”