Emile H. Dieth Jr. has joined The University of Southern Mississippi's
College of Business and Economic Development as development officer.
of Business and Economic Development is extremely lucky to get a
candidate with the extensive development experience that Emile has,"
said the college's dean, Dr. Harold Doty. "He'll be instrumental
in helping with the college's capital campaign."
A native of
New Orleans, La., Dieth has 14 years of experience working in funds
development and management with nonprofit organizations after a
26-year marketing and management career with Chevron USA. He has
served in successfully completed capital campaigns, one at Tulane
University, which was completed at $254 million against a goal of
$250 million, and one at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, which
was completed at $13.5 million against a goal of $10 million.
He has served
in leadership positions in strategic management, planned giving,
alumni affairs, publications, major gifts, and annual funds. He
has worked as president of the Montreat Conference Center of the
Mountain Retreat Association in the Presbyterian Church (USA), executive
director of alumni affairs and annual giving and director of major
gifts at Tulane, vice president for development at Pittsburgh Theological
Seminary, and president of American Personnel Services Inc., a subsidiary
Dieth brings to the Foundation and The University of Southern Mississippi
the expertise, dedication, and energy necessary to achieve the high
goals that we, along with the College of Business and Economic Development
, have set for ourselves," said USM Foundation Executive Director
Tim Ryan. "I am very pleased to add Emile to a group of dedicated
Foundation employees committed to excellence and to exceeding the
expectations of our alumni and friends."
Dieth has demonstrated
qualifications in fund-raising and executive management in theological,
academic, nonprofit, and corporate environments, but he says he
likes fund-raising for institutions of higher education because
he appreciates the stimulation of working in an academic environment.
because Southern Miss is an exciting place," he said. "They
are rebuilding in many areas, with new people and new opportunities,
and it's great to be involved in the development of the business