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Thomas Hazell
Marketing and Communications Manager
CASE Europe
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For Immediate Release
May 21, 2010

CASE Europe Board Appoints Six New Trustees

LONDON—Six new trustees of CASE Europe will begin their three-year terms on 1 July 2010. The current board appointed the trustees in March during the joint United States and Europe board meetings in Washington D.C. The trustees are:

  • Kevin Bartlett, Director, International School of Brussels, Belgium
  • Elizabeth Cairncross, Head of Wells Cathedral School, Wells, Somerset
  • Professor Philip Eijlander, Rector Magnificus, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Shaun Horan, Director of Development and External Affairs, University of Reading
  • Lori Manders, Director of Development and External Affairs, University of Aberdeen
  • Karen Napier, Associate Dean, Advancement, London Business School

Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol was appointed as the new chair of the CASE Europe Board. He will take up this role following the retirement of Professor Sir Duncan Rice from 1 July.

Kate Hunter, executive director for CASE Europe, said CASE is delighted to welcome its new trustees, whose expertise reflects CASE Europe's growing membership base.

"Our organisation is entering an exciting new period as educational institutions across Europe increasingly look to the professionals working in marketing, fundraising, communications and alumni relations for support in advancing their schools, colleges and universities," Hunter said.

The following trustees come to the end of their terms of service on 30 June 2010:

  • Paul Dixon, Headmaster, Cheadle Hulme School
  • Tracey Lancaster, Director of Corporate Relations, University of Birmingham
  • Maria Puig, Executive Director of the Global Executive MBA Program, IESE Business School
  • Sir Duncan Rice, Principal Emeritus, University of Aberdeen

"We would like to thank those retiring members of the board for their, vision, leadership and commitment to CASE Europe during their term, especially outgoing Chair Sir Duncan Rice," Hunter said.

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 nearly 3,700 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and non-profit organizations in more than 80 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world's largest non-profit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves more than 85,000 practitioners.

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.