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Ann Ryan Solomon Named Director of Advancement for the College of Human Environmental Sciences

Posted: Jun. 2, 2017

Ann Ryan Solomon joins the College of Human Environmental Sciences Advancement Office, replacing Nancy Schultz, who recently retired.

Ann is not new to MU or the College of Human Environmental Sciences, having received a Master of Arts in both Journalism and Human Environmental Sciences. In HES, her focus was on International Trade in Textiles and Apparel. She has worked for MU before, both during and immediately after her graduate studies, and during the For All We Call Mizzou campaign. Since 2014, she has served as the first Director of International Advancement for MU.

The majority of her responsibility will be as Director of Advancement for HES and leading fundraising efforts for the college, but Ann will also help support the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, and advise MU Advancement on international advancement strategy. Her position begins June 1, 2017.

Ann Solomon

Ann’s wide range of experience includes working as the Director of Marketing at Indiana University School of Continuing Studies, and at the University of California-Davis, where she was the Director of Marketing, Alumni and Development for the King Hall School of Law, and later led campaigns for UCD’s Bodega Marine Laboratory and its Tahoe Research Group. She was Executive Vice President for the Independent Colleges of Indiana, representing 32 private colleges, and Associate Vice President for Advancement for Stephens College. She led marketing for the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, both part of a nationally ranked academic medical center and health care system. Her credentials and breadth of experience make her uniquely qualified to manage fundraising in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, with its mission of preparing professionals and researching and serving human needs in a diverse and global society.

Dean Sandy Rikoon said, "We are so lucky to have someone with Ann’s experiences and her HES background. She will be able to hit the ground running. I know our alumni, friends and donors will love Ann’s terrific enthusiasm, her creativity and her dedication to the college. I am also confident our faculty, staff, and students will quickly discover Ann to be an amazing advocate for all HES programs."

Ann can be reached at

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