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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
Jan. 19, 2011

CASE Launches Search for New Vice President for International Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is launching a search for a vice president for international operations to replace Joanna Motion, who is stepping down from the position in September to pursue independent projects.

Motion joined the CASE staff in 2000 as executive director of CASE Europe and was named vice president for international operations in 2003. CASE President John Lippincott said she has had a "profound impact on CASE's international development."

"The steady growth and maturation of CASE Europe is directly attributable to her uncommon dedication, her unwavering advocacy, and her unstoppable energy," he said. "It was these very same characteristics that led to her being named vice president. Under her leadership and stewardship, we founded CASE Asia-Pacific, developed grant-funded programs in Africa, and launched the pilot program in Latin America.

"Joanna's footprints can be found in scores of countries around the globe and her fingerprints can be found on dozens of major projects that have helped create, grow, and transform advancement practice in those countries," Lippincott continued. "Her influence can be seen in government policies, such as the matched funding scheme in England that is serving as model elsewhere in Europe, and in the spread of key training programs such as the fundraising institutes in Europe and Asia."

Motion said she has valued the opportunity to help educational institutions worldwide through her work at CASE.

"My service with CASE has been exhilarating, productive and rewarding," she said. "I've traveled around the world to meet wonderful CASE members who have been translating what they have learned through CASE to benefit educational institutions. After 11 years, it's time to take on some new, personal projects closer to home. I also hope to stay involved with CASE in any way that I can be helpful."

Lippincott said he hopes to have Motion's replacement in place in July to allow for some transition and overlap.

"Our goal for the next vice president will be to build on Joanna's remarkable legacy and to take into account CASE's growth as a global organization, the great progress of CASE Europe, the enormous potential of CASE Asia-Pacific, and our early stages of development in Latin America," he said. "CASE remains deeply committed to ensuring these operations continue to grow and prosper and to exploring new opportunities to support educational advancement around the world."

Visit the CASE website for the full job description, position requirements and application information.

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.