New College of Pharmacy Chief Development Officer Named

Dan BolsenDan Bolsen has been appointed the new Chief Development Officer for the College of Pharmacy. During Dan’s past four-years with the College, he has served as the Director of Development and most recently as the Senior Director of Development.

Dan has been an instrumental part of the College of Pharmacy’s development success. He has facilitated $31.5 million in gifts by booking over 100 proposals. Dan specifically helped secure two leadership naming gifts: the proposed Active Clinical Learning Center for Pharmacy and Nursing as well as the Chaney-Hale Hall of Science (Purdue’s new STEM facility). Furthermore, Dan has been enthusiastically involved in numerous committees within the University Development Office.

Purdue College of Pharmacy Dean Eric Barker comments, “Dan has extraordinary relationships within Purdue and with our alumni. He has been an invaluable member of our development team, and we look forward to his leadership in this new role. I am confident that Dan will take our efforts to the highest level of excellence as we pursue philanthropic support for our faculty, staff, and students.”

Dan is a graduate of Eureka College, where he double-majored in Sports Management and Communications. He was a Presidential scholar and defensive lineman. Dan completed his master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dan succeeds John Dinkens who has recently been promoted within Purdue to the position of Associate Vice President of Development. John led the Pharmacy team to record-setting development efforts for several years; Pharmacy wrapped up the Ever True capital campaign raising $82.5M. The goal for the College was $37.5M. The development team’s success led to the team growing from two members to five members under John’s purview.

“Pharmacy is a special place with talented alumni, world class faculty, dedicated staff and generous donors,” said Dinkens. “I’m excited for the opportunity to impact Purdue University at a higher level, and I am grateful I will still be able to work with Dan in our new roles. I have no doubt Pharmacy will continue to thrive under Dan’s leadership.”

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