MARCH 23, 2020 – Providence announces that Samantha Groenendijk is the new Vice President of External Relations. On Saturday, March 14th, the Board of Governors met and approved the recommendation of the search committee to promote Samantha to VP External. She now holds a position on Cabinet and leads/oversees the areas of Donor Development and Marketing.
“I’m excited to welcome Samantha to the Cabinet table. She will add a new and needed dimension to our discussions,” said President David Johnson.
Samantha has been working at Providence since 2014. She started in the Student Development Department, and then, after three years, moved to Donor Development. In her latest position, she’s served as the Director of Development, overseeing all of Providence’s donor relations and fundraising activities. She has a BA from Redeemer University and an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University.
She has made significant contributions to Providence’s Impact 2020, a five-year fundraising campaign that’s raised $13.9 million to date, and pioneered new institutional events such as Day4Prov.
Samantha replaces Cody Quiring, who successfully served at Providence for nearly five years but recently left to pursue other career opportunities.
Providence congratulates Samantha on her new position and responsibilities and looks forward to the positive contributions she’ll make to the future direction of our University College and Theological Seminary.