Kinder named assistant director at School of Medicine

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named Amanda Kinder, MBA, assistant director of development and alumni engagement.

Kinder brings to the School of Medicine a wide range of project management experience including work for nonprofits, state and federal government agencies and the local school system. She helped create the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership (CCSAPP) through United Way of the River Cities. She has also worked for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Most recently, Kinder provided services for WV Birth to Three, a statewide system of services and support for children with delays in development or qualifying medical diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, offered to families at no cost.

In addition to her work on commissioned projects, Kinder has served as a member of the Cabell County Schools Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan Steering Committee and chaired her Local School Improvement Council, and with significant grant writing and fundraising endeavors to help create and improve facilities at local Title I schools. She is also an active volunteer with First Stage Theatre and the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.

Kinder holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from the University of West Georgia.

 As the assistant director of development and alumni engagement, Kinder will work closely with Linda S. Holmes, the medical school’s director of development and alumni affairs, to engage with alumni and friends, increase major gifts for the school of medicine and other development initiatives. 

Kinder may be reached at or 304-691-1757.

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2023