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Pam Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
July 27, 2010

CASE Announces Newly Elected Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have elected two officers and 12 trustees to serve on the CASE Board of Trustees. These individuals took office immediately following the July 17, 2010, CASE board meeting in New York City.

The CASE Board of Trustees sets policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization. The 30-member board consists of four officers, eight district trustees and 18 trustees-at-large. Only a limited number of trustees are elected in any given year because of their staggered terms of office.

CASE membership elected the trustees via electronic ballot. The two officers elected were:

  • Curtis Crespino, vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Crespino will serve a two-year term as secretary.
  • J. Michael Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon State University. Goodwin will serve a two-year term as CASE treasurer.

Three district trustees were elected to three-year terms, which end in 2013:

  • Teresa Exline, special assistant to the president, internal relations at Indiana State University. Exline will serve as District V trustee, representing members from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
  • Sherri Schmidt, associate executive director at the North Dakota State University Alumni Association. Schmidt will serve as District VI trustee, representing  members from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming
  • Matthew Winston, assistant to the president at the University of Georgia. Winston will serve as District III trustee, representing members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

Members of CASE elected two trustees-at-large to one-year terms:

  • Mary Carrasco, assistant head of school for external affairs at Mercersburg Academy
  • Joĕlle Du Lac, director of external affairs at the Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge

They also elected seven trustees-at-large to three-year terms:

  • Stephen Elder, vice president for advancement at Colorado College
  • James Moore, president of the University of Arizona Foundation
  • Gary Olsen, associate vice president, alumni affairs, and executive director, alumni association at Villanova University
  • Charles Phlegar, vice president, alumni affairs and development at Cornell University
  • Michael Schoenfeld, vice president of public affairs and government relations at Duke University
  • Honora Shaughnessy, senior executive director, alumni relations at McGill University
  • Eric Thomas, vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol

About CASE

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

CASE was founded in 1974 and maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE América Latina, 2011).

Today, CASE’s membership includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 80 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves nearly 81,000 advancement practitioners on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 17,000 professional members on its roster.

To fulfill their missions and to meet both individual and societal needs, colleges, universities and independent schools rely on—and therefore must foster—the good will, active involvement, informed advocacy and enduring support of alumni, donors, prospective students, parents, government officials, community leaders, corporate executives, foundation officers and other external constituencies.

CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with all of these constituencies by providing relevant research, supporting growth in the profession and fostering support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern while promoting the importance of education worldwide.