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College welcomes new director of Development and Alumni Relations

Simon Corby has been named director of Development and Alumni Relations in the College of Education, effective July 6. He succeeds Michelle Houser, who recently accepted a new opportunity to lead the Development and Alumni Relations team in the Smeal College of Business.
College welcomes new director of Development and Alumni Relations

Simon Corby

Simon Corby has been named director of Development and Alumni Relations in the College of Education, effective July 6.  He succeeds Michelle Houser, who recently accepted a new opportunity to lead the Development and Alumni Relations team in the Smeal College of Business.

Simon Corby
Simon Corby
"Simon brings a wealth of experience and accomplishment to his new role. He has 14 years of experience in development and is currently serving as director of major gifts here at Penn State for the College of Engineering. I am personally delighted that he has accepted the invitation to lead our Development and Alumni Relations team," said David Monk, dean of the College of Education.

 "I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Dean Monk and the development team in the College of Education,” Corby said. “This is a great college with a vitally important mission to prepare future educators and I feel privileged to have a role in finding the financial resources and alumni support to accomplish that goal."

Corby began his Penn State development career in Outreach and has previously worked for the College of IST and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School before arriving in his current role in the College of Engineering.  Prior to Simon’s tenure at Penn State, he served as an associate director of development at Juniata College.

 Corby earned a master’s degree in English from Bucknell University and a bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of Lincoln, Hull, United Kingdom.

Annemarie Mountz (June 2015)