Robert L. Stoddard began his 38 year tenure at Snow College in Ephraim, UT in 1954. Serving in a variety of administrative positions including athletic director, dean of instruction, interim president, and vice president for development, he was the key figure in creating the Snow College Development Office and the Snow College Foundation.
Twice president of CRD, Bob received the Distinguished Service Lifetime Membership Award in 1982, honoring his numerous contributions to the work of the organization and his tireless teaching and mentoring of development officers. Generations of participants in the CRD Resource Development Specialist Training Program and in regional and national conferences were introduced to the role of resource development in two-year colleges through his presentations and his leadership.
The Robert L. Stoddard Memorial Fellowship Endowment was established to provide a full tuition scholarship for an experienced development officer with at least eight (8) or more years of development experience and spends 100% of his/her time in "direct resource development"to attend the CRD Senior Symposium.
"Being a new Executive Director of a Community College Foundation I have found the resources available to me through CRD to be invaluable.
The conferences I have attended and the interaction with my colleagues from across the country have immensely accelerated my learning curve.
Thank you CRD for the role that you play in helping me positively affect the students of GRCC!"
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, MI