Northwestern appoints De Jong to VP position

Ron De Jong, associate vice president of development at Northwestern College, has been appointed to the new role of vice president for external relations. He begins his new duties on July 1.

In his new position, De Jong will oversee the work of enrollment services and public relations while also continuing with some responsibilities in the development office. “Ron’s many years of experience in admissions and his skill in communicating the mission of Northwestern to many different audiences over the years will serve him well in this new position,” says President Bruce Murphy.

De Jong joined Northwestern’s admissions staff after he graduated from the college in 1971. He served as director of admissions from 1977 until he was named dean of enrollment services in 2003. He was appointed to his development role last summer to provide leadership for the development office while John Greller, vice president for development, was on medical leave.