West Liberty University has added Jay Frey as a planned and major giving consultant for its Nathan Shotwell Planned Giving Society. Frey holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Angela Zambito Hill, also a CFRE, is the university’s executive director of development. She will supervise Frey.
Frey’s more than 35 years of fundraising experience ranges from serving in small development offices to a large organizations. He is the interim vice president for advancement at Carlow University, Pittsburgh.
Before that, he was on the leadership team of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, serving as vice president for development and vice president for strategic initiatives from 2010 to 2013. He’s also served as senior major gifts officer for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; vice president for development for the Chicago Historical Society; vice president of philanthropy for Rush North Shore Medical Center in Illinois; senior director of major gifts for University of Chicago Medical Center and director of faculty patient gifts at Harvard Medical School.
He has held the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential since 2001.
A native of Wheeling, he is a graduate of Triadelphia High School and holds a bachelor of music and a master of music in teaching degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
In other news at West Liberty University, Scott Glysson has been named the school’s director of choral activities.
Glysson replaces Al de Jaager, who retired in May.
Glysson had served as assistant director of the internationally recognized Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. He holds a doctorate in musical arts in choral conducting degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
He also holds a master’s of music in choral conducting degree from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s in music education with a concentration in choral conducting degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
While living in Northern Virginia, he served as director of music at Floris United Methodist Church and held teaching positions in several high schools in the Washington, D.C. area.
He also served as the artistic director and the founder of the Floris Concert Series, where he organized and conducted major-work charity concerts with chorus and orchestra. He also held the position of assistant conductor of the Reston (Virginia) Chorale, one of the D.C. area’s most celebrated choruses.
As the conductor of university, high school and community ensembles, Glysson has performed both nationally and internationally.
Under his leadership as the artistic director of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, the group’s excellence was recognized by an invitation to perform in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall earlier this year.
A native of Northern Virginia, he now resides in Wheeling. West Liberty offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance and music technology.