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Shay to direct annual giving

August 10, 2011 12:00AM

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Kathleen Flannery, director of the Office of Development at Pittsburg State University, has announced the selection of Josh Shay as the new director of annual giving.

"Josh brings not only good experience, but also an engaging personality and a strong commitment to Pittsburg State University to this important position," Flannery said. "The ongoing support of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Pittsburg State is vital to the university. We believe Josh will be very successful in encouraging and nurturing that kind of loyalty to Pittsburg State University and its students."

As director of annual giving, Shay will be responsible for the university's annual fund-raising efforts, including the Phonathon, the Community Campaign and the Faculty-Staff Campaign.

Shay received a bachelor of science degree in justice studies from PSU in 2004, graduating summa cum laude. Shay was a three-year letter winner in football and also a member of the Crimson Club.

A captain in the U.S. Army, Shay served as a platoon leader in Iraq and later as a brigade operations officer, brigade human resource manager and most recently as an ROTC executive officer on the PSU campus.

Shay and his wife, Michelle, live in Pittsburg. They have two daughters, Audrina and Laynee.

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