Leadership Gift Officer
Nori accepted the position of Leadership gift officer in 2015 after serving Ottawa University in the Adawe LifePlan Center as Director of Corporate Relations for one year and in Advancement Department as Director of Alumni Programs for 5 years. Prior to these endeavors, she was Director of Advertising for The McPherson Sentinel
daily newspaper and worked in other business support roles while raising five very busy children with her husband, Dave Hale ’69, in Chicago, IL, and McPherson, KS.
Nori is a 1971 graduate from Ottawa University with a BA in Psychology and was known then as LaNora Schmidt. She later earned an MEd in Counseling from Wichita State University.
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