Hendrix Named New Director of Development for the Libraries

NHendrixNicole Hendrix has been named the new director of the Office of Development for Penn State University Libraries. She will lead the Libraries’ effort to raise $40 million in the For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. To date the Libraries have raised more than $31 million in the ongoing campaign, set to end in 2014. Hendrix began her appointment January 28.
Since November 2009, Hendrix has served as the director of major gifts in the College of the Liberal Arts, where she helped her unit to achieve 84 percent of their campaign goal. Before joining Penn State, she spent eight years working in development at The University of Georgia where her duties included supporting the fundraising efforts for the university’s libraries. Prior to entering the fundraising profession, Hendrix spent four years in private industry in sales and public relations. Hendrix holds a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Georgia.

Looking forward to this next step in her career, Hendrix notes, “Fundraising for our University Libraries offers the best of all worlds–an opportunity to connect those whose education has led to success with aspiring young students. At the end of the day, I feel I have made a positive difference.”

Welcoming Hendrix to her staff, Barbara I. Dewey, dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at Penn State, observes, “Nicki’s understanding of the research needs of students in the College of the Liberal Arts positions her perfectly to explain to alumni the evolution of library resources and the expanding horizons of digital resources.” For more information, contact 814-863-4240 or cqg3@psu.edu