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Ohio Christian University is pleased to introduce David Uhl (‘03) as the incoming Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Uhl graduated from Ohio Christian and will return to his alma mater on January 6. In his new role, Uhl will be involved in fundraising, community engagement, and alumni and church relations.

Uhl obtained his bachelor’s in Business and Ministry from Ohio Christian in 2003. He later obtained his master’s in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University in 2005 and a Ph.D in Organizational Management and Leadership from the same institution in 2010.

“We are very proud of [Uhl] as an institution,” said Vice President of Advancement Craig Brown. “He has the ability to not only share the gospel but to be influential with other people.”

Besides his extensive educational background, Uhl also has experience in a number of executive and business-related roles. Many of these roles included capital raising and community engagement. One noteworthy position includes his roles as President and Executive Director for Destination Downtown Lancaster from 2010-12 where he increased membership and sponsorship revenue for the organization by 40% during his two years there.

In 2012 he became Director of Business Development and Government Relations for the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Fairfield DD), where he continued to effectively serve the downtown area and increased revenue of board-owned businesses by over 200% and forged community partnerships while there. Under his leadership, Fairfield DD was most recently awarded the Social Impact Validated Seal from the BBB of Central Ohio.

“We are excited for David and his wife, Perla, and kids, Samantha and Ethan, to join our team,” Brown said. “David is a person who values education and is active in ministry as an ordained minister through the Churches of Christ in Christian Union.”

Uhl’s extensive and demonstrated experience in executive leadership, community engagement, and revenue generation will be a valuable addition to the advancement team at Ohio Christian.

“Ohio Christian University represents an awesome opportunity for people to partner with us in stewardship and philanthropy,” Brown said. “My hopes are that David will assume the responsibility and the mantle of leading the Advancement Department under my guidance and direction and continue to grow the department.”