Introducing Russ Nixon

In April, Russ Nixon will be stepping into his new role as Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Cairn University. We are happy to have Russ joining us here at Cairn and excited about what the future holds as he leads us forward in our Advancement efforts.

RNixon[dropcap3]I[/dropcap3]n April, Russ Nixon will be stepping into his new role as Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Cairn University. We are happy to have Russ joining us here at Cairn and excited about what the future holds as he leads us forward in our Advancement efforts. As we enter our Centennial Year, Cairn’s Board of Trustees and Administration are working to implement the University’s next Strategic Plan. Russ will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and his leadership will be essential to the success of the University’s Advancement efforts in the coming years.

Russ has been working for the past 20 years at Delaware County Christian School (DCCS) as the Director of Advancement. In his time there, he directed multi-million dollar capital campaigns and organized large-scale high-profile events. In his time at DCCS he developed and fostered strong partnerships with alumni, parents, the local community, and colleges. Russ developed innovative initiatives that support aggressive fundraising goals and recently directed and completed a $22 million dollar capital campaign for DCCS. This experience will be beneficial to Cairn’s implementation of its Master Facility Plan in the coming years.

Russ holds a B.A. in Education with a Minor in Business and Coaching from Messiah College and an M.S. in Athletic Administration from Temple University. In addition to his Advancement responsibilities at DCCS he also served as the Athletic Director, overseeing the management of a program that included 16 athletic teams.

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The importance of being a godly example and of sharing my faith with students and parents became paramount in my life. In all things, I want the Lord to have the glory.
[/blockquote]Russ sees his years of employment at Delaware County Christian School as a part of his continuing spiritual formation. “The importance of being a godly example and of sharing my faith with students and parents became paramount in my life. In all things, I want the Lord to have the glory.”

Russ and his wife Linda have two sons who graduated from Delaware County Christian School. Linda is a teacher at DCCS.

Scott Keating, who has served as the Senior Vice President for University Advancement since 2001, in January took a new role as the Executive Director of the Regency Foundation, which is the planned giving arm of the University. He will be working with Russ Nixon and assisting in the University’s Advancement efforts as a Senior Advancement Officer.