Metropolitan State welcomes new Chief Advancement Officer

Metropolitan State University announces Rita Dibble as the new Chief Advancement Officer. She will join the university on May 1.

Rita Dibble
Rita Dibble

Dibble has been vice president for advancement at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she held positions in advancement and development at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Wilson College, Misericordia University and the American Cancer Society of Pennsylvania. She holds master’s degrees from S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University and from The Maharaja Sayajirao University.

“I was very pleased with the strong pool of finalists that was attracted to this position and the university. During the campus visit process, Rita’s candidacy was met with broad and enthusiastic support,” said Metropolitan State President Virginia “Ginny” Arthur.

Thanks goes out to the diligent search committee for their good work in screening and hosting the candidates. The members of the committee were:

  • Becca Peters, IFO
  • Quan Zhou, IFO
  • Greg Mellas, MSUAASF
  • Diane DeRosier, MAPE
  • Meiko Yang, AFSCME
  • Francis Schweigert, Dean
  • Deb Vos, Advancement
  • Vicki Berner, Advancement
  • Doug Knowlton, Associate Provost and Chair