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Pam Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
July 20, 2012

CASE Appoints Senior Leaders of Educational Institutions to Three Commissions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has appointed 13 new members to its professional commissions on alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.

Each commission—the Commission on Alumni Relations, the Commission on Communications and Marketing, and the Commission on Philanthropy—has 17 members. The new commissioners, who will serve a three-year term, are as follows:

Commission on Alumni Relations

  • Donna Arbide, executive director of the alumni association and associate vice president of alumni relations and the annual fund, University of Miami
  • David Flinchbaugh, assistant dean of development and alumni relations for the School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Porter Garner, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
  • Michele Nota, executive director of alumni relations, University of Rhode Island

Commission on Communications and Marketing

  • Gordon Arbeau, director of public and community relations, McMaster University
  • Michael Barzacchini, director of marketing services, Harper College
  • Lauren Brookey, vice president of external affairs, Tulsa Community College
  • Holly Houk Cullen, assistant vice chancellor for university relations, Louisiana State University
  • Diane Doyne, associate vice president of public relations, marketing and advertising, Columbia College Chicago

Commission on Philanthropy

  • Matthew Eynon, associate vice president of capital giving, Boston College
  • Myra Garcia, vice president for institutional advancement, Wagner College
  • Lisa McClatchy, assistant vice president of development and campaign director, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marc Weinstein, vice principal of development and alumni relations, McGill University

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