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Three pros with Denver ties named to Metro State’s development team

Posted: January 13, 2009

(Denver, Colo.) — ´╗┐Metropolitan State College of Denver has added three professionals to their development team in the division of Institutional Advancement.

Susan Shirk Noble has been named director of development for major and planned gifts. Jaime Livaditis has joined the College’s development team as associate director of development for the School of Professional Studies and the School of Business. Trey Lambert has joined the College’s development team as associate director of development for Athletics and the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Noble brings extensive development experience to her new post gleaned from leadership positions with government, nonprofit, association, and political campaigns. Prior to coming to Metro State, Noble coordinated the private donor fundraising efforts of capital campaigns for the City of Malibu, Calif.

Born and raised in Denver, Noble is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder journalism school and Thomas Jefferson High School. She began her career at KOSI Radio in Aurora as a newscaster and reporter.  Two years later, she headed to Southern California where she was co-anchor of the nightly prime-time news cast at a Los Angeles independent station. After eight years as a news anchor and reporter, Noble then shifted her focus to cause-related work.  Noble is a member of the Colorado chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Colorado. 

Prior to joining the college, Livaditis served as development director for Project PAVE, which provides effective, culturally-relevant violence prevention education, victim identification, and counseling services in underserved Denver communities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, graduating cum laude, from the University of Colorado Denver. She is slated to complete a Master of Public Administration in May 2009 from UCD.

Prior to joining the college, Lambert worked for four years as finance director on numerous political campaigns.  He also served as deputy press secretary in the U.S. Senate.  He graduated with honors from Metro State in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and a minor in Journalism.


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