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Christina Schultz

Christina Schultz

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November 15th
Engineering 285/87

Christina Schultz has close to twenty five years of leadership experience in higher education management: Development, Alumni and Community Relations, Financial and Administrative Management, Public Affairs, Marketing and Communications. Her unique attribute is her strength as an entrepreneurial executive, developing new programs and projects to engage a diverse community to accomplish organizational goals.

She was hired as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Dixie State College of Utah in 2005 to oversee: 1) Fundraising; 2) Alumni Relations; 3) Public Relations/Marketing and Publications; 4) Cultural Arts.  In addition, she spearheads unique educational and cultural regional economic development initiatives. Some notable successful projects include the development of a regional economic development model called The Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) in partnership with Kanab City and Kane County.  This interlocal agency was developed as a national model for rural communities across the United States and was championed by Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.  She also co-created and is serving as Executive Director of DOCUTAH - The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival – which is held in St. George each September.  DOCUTAH was recently selected as one of the nation’s best “Small-Town Documentary Film Festivals for 2012” by the PBS and attracts filmmakers, production crews, and audience members to southern Utah.

Prior to her current position, Christina served in a wide variety of leadership positions at California institutions such as USC and Cal State, Long Beach as well as smaller non-profits.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Christina learned her profession at the University of Southern California where she worked on a $1.2 billion dollar fundraising campaign in the USC University Advancement Division (including positions with the Alumni Association and the Schools of Fine Arts and Theater). 

Christina holds two degrees from the University of Southern California: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Specializing in Marketing) from The Marshall School of Business and a Master of Arts in Communications Management from the Annenberg School for Communication.