Mid-America Christian University (MACU) has announced Dr. Daniel Fisher as the new Vice President for University Advancement, effective Nov. 1.
“We are excited to welcome Dan Fisher and we believe he will be a wonderful addition to our team as we strive to advance the mission of MACU,” said MACU President Rev. Phil Greenwald. “Dan’s experience in ministry, education, and fundraising will strengthen our work in supporting students to ‘Dream Bigger’ and ‘Do Greater’!”
As the Vice President for University Advancement, Fisher will work closely with the President and other University leaders to drive University development as well as donor and community relations.
For the last 22 years, Fisher has served as the President of Oakdale Christian Academy, a private boarding school for U.S. and international students. He began at OCA in 1995 as the Director of Development. Prior to his time at OCA, Fisher was the Director of Foundation Relations at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill. for eight years.
“Learning about MACU has been a joy as I have come to know its mission and unique place in Christian higher education,” said Fisher. “I look forward to meeting the alumni, friends, and staff who make MACU a place where God is at work and where students are prepared for lives of service. I am excited that, in my new position, I will have the opportunity to be part of the team that advances MACU for an even greater impact on the world.”
Fisher holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s in Education from Seattle Pacific University, and a Bachelor’s in Music from Greenville University.
As a member of the Free Methodist Church, Fisher’s Wesleyan perspective fits in with MACU’s roots in Wesleyan theology. He currently serves as Chair of the Butterfield Memorial Foundation, which provides grants to Christian nonprofit organizations that provide physical, mental, social, and spiritual healthcare.
Fisher has a deep love for ministry, music, and education. His wife, Heather, is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y.