Kristen DeVries has been named the vice president of university advancement at the Southfield- based Lawrence Technological University.
She will be increasing the philanthropic resources, providing alumni and community engagement, and creating opportunities for companies to become involved with the university.
DeVries, with about 10 years of experience, previously worked at Drexel University in Philadelphia as a senior associate vice president and campaign director. She has also held positions in fundraising and development at the University of North Texas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
DeVries, relocating to the metro area from Devon, Pa., earned her bachelor of arts in political science from Wheaton College in Illinois.