Jan. 22, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Josh Rebholz has been named Associate Athletics Director of Development at the University of Wyoming, Athletics Director Tom Burman announced Monday. Rebholz comes to UW from the University of Missouri, where he was an assistant director for development.
Rebholz officially assumes his new duties on January 26. He replaces John Stark who moved to the UW Foundation.
"We are certainly excited to have Josh on board," Burman says. "We look forward to incorporating his ideas and development strategies into our program. Having worked with him at Portland State, I know about his work ethic and his ability to work with people. He is an impressive individual who will fit Wyoming very well."
At Missouri, Rebholz was responsible for the stewardship, cultivation and solicitation of donors primarily in southern Missouri, but throughout the state as well. In the past year alone he personally raised over three-quarters of a million dollars in new scholarship and campaign funds.
"Jessica and I are very excited to call Laramie our home," Rebholz says. "I'm also excited to be reunited with Tom. Together we were able to do some great things in the development area at Portland State, and I look forward to even greater opportunities at Wyoming.
"When I began talking to people about Wyoming, I was impressed with the respect that this university has around the country. That was important to me.
"Although I really enjoyed my time at Missouri, I was looking for greater responsibility," Rebholz said. "I believe I can make a positive impact at Wyoming. I have known Tom for some time, and I certainly am aware of his passion, and the passion and generosity of Wyoming people. I'm excited to be involved with such a great place."
A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., Rebholz is a graduate of Weber State University (Ogden, Utah). He was a four-year letterman for the Wildcats. As a two-year starter at tight end, he earned Big Sky All-Conference and All Academic honors. He did redshirt one year at Weber after injuring his ankle in a game with Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium. Rebholz began his professional career at his alma mater in 2002 in the marketing and promotions department.
He was hired by Burman at Portland State in 2004, as the Director of Donor Relations for the athletics department. Under his guidance, Portland State saw a 33 percent increase of new donors.
"At Portland State, I was able to learn the benefits of grass-roots development, which was an uncommon approach at a BCS university like Missouri. I believe that regardless of the size of the university's fan base or budget, the grass roots approach in fund-raising can be very successful."