Rongers appointed Director of Development for Walton College


Beth Room

Erin Rongers, Director of Development, Sam M. Walton College of Business

Erin Rongers has been appointed Director of Development for Sam M. Walton College of Business effective December 6.

“Building and cultivating relationships with our donors to transform the lives of our students has been a great honor and a privilege,” said Rongers. “I look forward to leading the Walton College team and continuing to work with alumni and donors to advance Walton College’s strategic priorities. “

“With Erin’s vast experience in development, she was a natural fit for this role,” said Matt Waller, Dean of Walton College. “I have full confidence in Erin as our college leader and ambassador.”

Since 2018, Rongers has been Associate Director of Development at Walton College. Prior to joining Walton’s team, Rongers was Executive Director of The Cancer Challenge Chapter in nearby Bentonville, and Executive Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas, where she managed business planning, development of the board of directors, fund development, special events. , programs and community relations.

Rongers holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in recreation with a concentration in sports management from the University of Arkansas. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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