Administrators at Cal Lutheran University have named Kristin Bertell the school's new director of development.
Bertell, the former development director for the Greater Southeast Healthcare System in Washington, D.C., began steering the small Thousand Oaks religious school's fund-raising and grant writing efforts on Jan. 6.
"Her personal character, integrity and experience will significantly benefit Cal Lutheran," said George E. Engdahl, vice president of university advancement.
Bertell had served as director of development for the health-care agency since 1993. Before that, she was the director of development and community relations at Jay Nolan Community Services in Los Angeles, and development coordinator for the UCLA School of Dentistry from 1989-91.
An alumnus of UCLA with a bachelor of arts degree in history, Bertell also holds a master of arts degree in communications management from USC.