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Elon Law alumna named law school's assistant dean for development

Barbara Cini L'11 will develop and execute a comprehensive development program that includes major gifts, corporation and foundation relations, donor relations, and alumni engagement.

Barbara Cini L'11

Barbara Cini L’11 has been named Elon Law’s assistant dean for development following a national search.

In her new role at the law school, Cini – who had been serving Elon University as assistant director of planned giving - will develop and execute a comprehensive development program that includes major gifts, corporation and foundation relations, donor relations, and alumni engagement.

Cini will work with Elon University and Elon Law leaders in establishing fundraising priorities, assist in the management of the Elon Law Board of Advisors, manage the Elon Law Alumni Council, and oversee annual giving, directed through the Elon University Office of Annual Giving.

On main campus, Cini managed a portfolio of more than 150 prospects and personally worked with donors on major and planned gifts.

“I’m proud to be coming home,” Cini said. “As a 2011 graduate, I care deeply about the success of Elon Law and look forward to sharing our unique story with alumni, friends, and supporters, and connecting donors to the important work happening at Elon Law as we educate a new generation of lawyers while building a better community.”

Prior to joining the Elon University staff, Cini established the Greensboro office of Cordell & Cordell, one of the largest family law litigation firms in the nation. She also worked as an attorney for Dummit Fradin in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, handling cases that involved misdemeanor criminal charges, family law, and workers compensation claims.

The Georgia native is on the Board of Directors of Forsyth Educator Partnership in Forsyth County where she lives with her husband and toddler son.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
8/21/2018 3:50 PM