Executive with Extensive University Marketing Experience Joins Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA - 08/26/2002 -- Douglas C. Colby, an executive with extensive marketing experience at two major Southern California universities, has joined Western University of Health Sciences' Department of University Advancement as director of corporate relations.

In his new position, Colby will build relationships between the university and corporations related to the health professions.

"Corporations want a partnership with institutions of higher education and universities welcome such alliances," Colby said. "Corporate relations is the central voice of connectivity between the university and corporations and I look forward to helping Western University become a hub of information to the corporate community."

Colby most recently served as assistant director of the USC Associates at the University of Southern California where he created programs to increase Associates membership and participation. Prior to USC, Colby worked as associate director of development at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange. While there he designed and coordinated programs and events to yield significant increases in annual fundraising efforts through the school's Corporate Partners program.

His experience also includes positions with Multi-Media Publishing & Packaging in Chatsworth and several senior management positions at Gateway Learning Corporation - maker of the popular "Hooked on Phonics" program - in Santa Ana.

Colby received his bachelor of arts degree in music from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He and his wife, Holly Ivey, live in Anaheim Hills.

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