Sioux City, Iowa - Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the promotion of Larry Obermeyer to Director of Resource Development and Special Projects for the University. Previously, Obermeyer served as Director of Grant Writing for Briar Cliff and the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City, a position he has held since 2015.
In his new role, Obermeyer will oversee Briar Cliff’s Empowering Learning Initiative, fueled by a $2.24 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year SIP grant will assist the University in improving and strengthening the institution’s academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. The Empowering Learning Initiative will focus on four key areas including student success, faculty development, data management, and digital technology optimization. He will also continue to oversee the development and submission of grant funding requests for the University.
Obermeyer has nearly 20 years of experience in resource development for the Sioux City Railroad Museum and several other community and non-profit organizations. His efforts have resulted in nearly $100 million in grant awards and other fundraising.
Obermeyer holds an associate of applied science degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College, a bachelor of science in marketing management from Bellevue University and a master of public administration and public management from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He is also a graduate of the Community College Leadership Institute for a New Century program at Iowa State University.
Obermeyer has been awarded numerous certifications throughout his career including certifications for high performance management, grantsmanship, and leadership.
In addition to his professional work, Obermeyer serves as a railroad historian and historical researcher. His research has appeared in several peer-reviewed nominations to list former railroad properties on the National Register of Historic Places.