Under her new title, Given will continue her leadership of the Alumni and Church Relations department, with added responsibilities working with trustees and major donors.
“Mary Given has provided outstanding leadership to the Alumni and Church Relations office, and has brought tremendous creativity, vision, and dedication to her work,” says Fuller Provost Doug McConnell. “Mary is a very talented and experienced leader. I confidently anticipate the direction she will offer to the Office of Advancement as she continues to support our cherished alums.”
Given came to Fuller from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where she served for 17 years as executive director of alumni and church relations. Her work at Fuller also has a special family connection. Given is the daughter of Fuller’s third president David Allan Hubbard. Her relationship with the seminary began in her childhood when her father became president in 1963—for what would be a 30-year term.
“I am honored to serve Fuller in this new capacity,” Given said. “Fuller is a very special place to me and I have loved all the work I’ve been doing with our amazing alumni around the world. I look forward to continuing my service to these wonderful friends and to the school.”
Given has been a long-time resident of Santa Barbara. She currently resides there and commutes to Pasadena, California.
Fuller Seminary, founded in 1947, is the largest multidenominational seminary in the world, providing graduate-level education in schools of theology, psychology, and intercultural studies. With more than 4,400 students from 75 countries and 110 denominations, Fuller Seminary’s main campus is in Pasadena. Fuller’s regional campuses are located in Irvine, Menlo Park, and Sacramento, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., Seattle, Wash., and Houston, Tex. In addition, Fuller Seminary has on-line study programs available. More information is available at fuller.edu, or 626-695-6141.