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Bob KallinBob Kallin

Gettysburg College has a new vice president for development, alumni and parent relations.

Robert Kallin's first official day in the position will be Jan. 18.

Kallin has served as chief development officer at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.; vice president for development and university relations at his alma mater, Bucknell University; and director of development at Bowdoin College, where he was responsible for a $136-million comprehensive campaign.

"Bob is a passionate advocate for the liberal arts," Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs, Class of 1977, said in making the announcement on Dec. 17. "As an active member of Gettysburg's Parents Advisory Board, he has developed an understanding and appreciation for the culture and values of the College. I am confident he will be successful in forging strong working relationships with Gettysburg's many constituencies."

Kallin holds a bachelor of science degree at Bucknell and did graduate work in educational administration at Bucknell and social work at Cornell University.

Kallin and his wife, Tory, have a daughter Abby, who is a member of Gettysburg College's Class of 2012, and a son Peter, who is a student at Susquehanna University.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With some 2,500 students, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.


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