Mount Mercy University has appointed Walter Chien grant development specialist and Katie Clime director of communications and reporting. The two positions will serve in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Clime previously served as the coordinator of communications and reporting in Mount Mercy’s Office of Admissions. In her new position she will be responsible for information management, database processes, and project management for communications pieces.
As director of communications and reporting, Clime will work closely with the campus database to maintain and determine efficient system uses, as well as develop rules within the database to improve communication flow and plans for special events and solicitation. Clime will also develop and document database processes and procedures.
As grant development specialist, Chien will develop strategies to assist in securing grant funds and support development initiatives. In his new role, he will help negotiate budgets, evaluate projects, research potential sources of funding and grant opportunities, develop, write and edit proposals, and monitor funded grant programs. Chien will work closely with staff, faculty, and senior administration to garner field and subject expertise for grant proposals.
Chien was previously with Mecca Services in Iowa City as a grants coordinator. He also served as an adjunct faculty member for Kirkwood Community College, where he taught in arts and humanities.
For information on Mount Mercy’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, click here.