SPOKANE, Wash. — Lorna Walsh has been named associate director of development for Washington State University Spokane. She comes to the position with more than 15 years of experience in development and public relations.

Walsh most recently headed up the capital campaign for Spokane’s Fox Theater and was director of development for the Health Improvement Partnership. Her background includes work in higher education, social services, the arts and the nonprofit sector.


She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Arizona, with additional education in fundraising and a certificate in Spanish from the Defense Language Institute.

“We’re pleased to have someone with Lorna’s extensive background in fundraising join the campus advancement efforts,” said interim chancellor Rom Markin. “She is an asset to the campus and to the university as we grow our Spokane programs.”

Walsh is a member of the Inland Northwest Development Council, Rotary South and the Spokesman-Review Toastmaster’s Club.