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Pam Russell
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For Immediate Release
July 15, 2013

CASE Membership Elects 13 Advancement Professionals to Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The membership of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has elected 13 individuals to fill open positions on the CASE Board of Trustees. The 30-member board sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization.

The results were announced during the annual membership meeting at the 2013 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement in San Francisco, Calif. The newly elected trustees are as follows:

J. Michael Goodwin, chair-elect. Goodwin is president and chief executive of the Oregon State University Foundation in Corvallis, Ore. He previously served as vice president for alumni and university relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and associate vice president of development at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

James T. Harris III, treasurer. Harris is president of Widener University in Chester, Pa. He previously served as president of Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, vice president for advancement at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and vice president for advancement at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Bronx, N.Y.

Diane Binney, trustee-at-large. Binney is director of development at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, Calif. She previously served as executive director of the Caltech Associates at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Laurie Fenlason, trustee-at-large. Fenlason is vice president for public affairs at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She was previously executive director of college relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., and national information officer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Robbee Kosak, trustee-at-large. Kosak is vice president for university advancement at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was previously vice president for development and alumni relations at Carnegie Mellon, vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., vice president for university relations at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and executive director of the campaign at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill.

Catherine McGlinch, District V trustee. McGlinch is director of development for neurosciences, heart and lung at the University of Minnesota Foundation in Minneapolis, Minn. She previously was the executive director at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation. She has also held advancement roles at the College of St. Benedict in Collegeville, Minn., and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

James Moore, trustee-at-large. Moore is president of the University of Arizona Foundation in Tucson, Ariz. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation in Flagstaff, Ariz.

O'Neil Outar, trustee-at-large. Outar is vice president of advancement at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He previously served as chief development officer at the University of Alberta and senior director of global initiatives and senior director of institutional initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Amy Button Renz, District VI trustee. Renz is president and chief executive officer at the Kansas State University Alumni Association in Manhattan, Kan., a role that she has held for nearly 20 years.

Peter Rooney, District III trustee. Rooney is president of the Atlanta Youth Academy in Atlanta, Ga. He previously served as vice president for development and alumni relations at Oglethorpe University and the director of development at The Westminster Schools, both in Atlanta, Ga.

Kathleen Santora, trustee-at-large. Santora is chief executive officer at the National Association of College and University Attorneys in Washington, D.C. She previously served as vice president and chief executive at the American Association for Higher Education as well as director of public policy and external relations at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, both in Washington, D.C.

Martin Shell, trustee-at-large. Shell is vice president for development at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. He previously served as associate vice president for development at Stanford, senior associate dean for external relations and chief operating officer at the Stanford Law School, and the associate dean for development and alumni relations at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Eric Thomas, trustee-at-large. Thomas is vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol in Bristol, United Kingdom. Since 2011, he has served as president of Universities UK, the representative organization for universities in the United Kingdom.

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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.

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