Bean Joins CSU as Executive Director of Development for the College of the Arts

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Cameron Bean (BSEd ’07, MBA ’10) has been named the new executive director of development for Columbus State University’s College of the Arts, Honors College, Library, and Strategic Initiatives. He succeeds Rex Whiddon, who has been promoted to assistant vice president of leadership philanthropy and strategic initiatives.

“I am pleased to have Cameron join us as we continue our legacy of fostering and nurturing long-term, meaningful relationships among donors and prospective donors that contribute to the growth of the College of the Arts,” said Whiddon. “Cameron’s extensive knowledge of the arts and this community will make him a valuable member of our development team.”

Bean will be responsible for collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders, including faculty, donors, department development officers and others in the solicitation of gifts and reporting back to those donors on the activity supported by their gifts.

“It is an honor to return to my alma mater, a major player in Columbus' creative economy, to continue my career, which is dedicated to strengthening and advancing the Columbus community,” said Bean.

Bean previously served as executive director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and executive director of development for the Springer Opera House. He will begin his new position with CSU in April.