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King University has welcomed Ronan King as assistant vice president for Development.

An experienced professional, King brings with her a proven track record of success in donor relations and fundraising. She will work closely with the University’s Advancement team to craft strategies to increase donor engagement and bolster the University’s efforts to provide exceptional academic programs and resources to students.

“As a Bristol native, Ronan is well known in our community and very familiar with King’s mission to make a high-quality, Christian education available to students throughout our region and beyond,” said Shelly Laux, vice president for Advancement. “We’re delighted to welcome her as King navigates a coming era of growth.”

King, who has long been an active community leader and volunteer, has worked with a number of local organizations including the Junior League of Bristol and CASA For Kids. Currently, she serves on the board of directors of the Massengill-Defriece Foundation, the Bristol Tennessee City Schools Foundation, United Way of Bristol, Blue Stocking Club, and the Bristol YMCA.

Most recently, she served as director of development and annual giving at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology from the University of Kentucky.