Jonathan (Jon) W. Barada has joined the Franklin College team in a newly created position as associate vice president for development and campaign director.
Barada earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, and his master's degree from Butler University. In 2007, he earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
Barada has spent the past eight years working for institutions of higher education, with the last five being in the area of fundraising. He most recently worked at Butler University as senior director of development and leadership giving. Prior to his four years in that role, he was with Indiana University, where from 2004-2007 he was the alumni relations director for the school of medicine, and from 2007-2008, he was the director of development for the Kelley School of Business.
Barada said, "As a native of Rushville, the opportunity to serve Franklin College and its mission is an opportunity for me to serve my Ôhome.' I believe in Franklin College, its mission, and its role in our state's
higher education landscape. The planned growth for the sciences at the college is bold, and the implications of success will have a transformational impact on the institution and most importantly, its
Barada's professional memberships and affiliations include Council Advancement Support of Education (CASE), where he holds a position on the CASE V board of directors; CASE Indiana, where he held the office of president and currently holds the office of past president; and Barada Associates, Inc., as a member of the board of directors.
"We are extremely pleased to have Jon join the Franklin College family," said college president, Jay Moseley. "His background, experience and expertise will certainly assist and guide us as we begin to prepare for a new day for the sciences at the college."
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.
For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.
Source: Inside Indiana Business