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Friday, January 04, 2008

Gammon accepts position in University Development

Pittsburg State University Director of Development Scott Roberts announced today that the university has hired Kendall Gammon, former long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, as the newest addition to the development team.

Gammon will serve as the university’s first major gifts officer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He joins a team of officers that raise funds for various programs across campus. Gammon officially begins his new full-time position on Friday, Jan. 4.

Gammon’s primary responsibilities will be to work with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to identify financial needs and to meet with supporters interested in making financial contributions to the 11 varsity intercollegiate athletics programs at Pitt State.

“Having Kendall join University Development at PSU is a natural fit,” Roberts said. “His background and ability to convey the needs of the university and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics made him an excellent candidate. We are really excited to have him join our team.”

Gammon returns to his alma mater after a 15-year career with the NFL. He played with the Chiefs for seven years after spending four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (where he played in Superbowl XXX) and another four years with the New Orleans Saints. He graduated in 1987 from Rose Hill High School in Rose Hill, Kan., before attending Pittsburg State on a football scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in physical education in 1994. During his years at Pitt State, he helped lead the Gorillas to the 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship.

In addition to a successful football career, he is also the author of 2006’s “Life’s a Snap,” a motivational autobiography (his second book will be published in August). He was inducted into the PSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007, and was named a PSU Meritorious Achievement Award winner last year.

“I was honored that they would think enough of me to bring me back and give me the chance to be able to give back to the department that meant so much to me,” Gammon said. “I’m looking forward to forming relationships with supporters and constituents of PSU. While my focus is Intercollegiate Athletics, ultimately the goal is to further the mission of the university.”

Gammon lives in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife Leslie and sons Blaise, 11, and Drake, 8.

For more information, contact the Office of University Development at 620-235-4768.

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