Ashlie Hilbun has been named director of development and external relations for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She previously was interim director of development, and before that she served as associate director.
As director, Hilbun will manage the major gift portfolios for the Fulbright College, the University of Arkansas Bands Program and KUAF. “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Ashlie into this role,” said Chris Wyrick, vice chancellor for university advancement. “She has a proven track record as a fundraising professional. It is always encouraging to be able to promote someone from within, and Ashlie has consistently demonstrated her expertise by moving through the ranks from assistant director to associate director to director in less than three years.”
The Fulbright College has secured commitments totaling nearly $24 million since Hilbun joined the fundraising team in 2011. In her previous role, Hilbun helped manage major gift fundraising for the college’s 19 departments with an emphasis on visual and performing arts.
Hilbun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, a master’s in social work from Tulane University and a doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas.