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Pam Russell
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For Immediate Release
April 16, 2015

CASE Announces Newly Created Asia-Pacific Board

HKU President, Other Senior Educational Leaders in Region Named

SINGAPORE—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the inaugural appointment of nine senior educational leaders to the newly created CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Directors.

The new board, serving as the governing body for CASE Asia-Pacific, will provide strategic direction and advice on programming and strengthening membership and services for advancement professionals working for educational institutions on alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing in the Asia-Pacific region.

The board is chaired by Professor Peter Mathieson, president and vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. Jo Agnew, director of development and alumni relations at the University of Western Australia, is vice chair of the board.

The CASE Board of Trustees approved the slate of nine individuals for the CASE Asia-Pacific Board at its March board meeting in San Diego. CASE will announce the inaugural new board and its members on Thursday, 16 April, at the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, which is being held this week in Singapore.

"The conference will be the first time that the CASE Asia-Pacific board will meet and come together as a group representing CASE across the Asia-Pacific region," says Sue Cunningham, president of CASE. "This is a really exciting moment for CASE, and one that I believe will benefit members across the region as well as globally."

Cunningham adds that the creation of a board for the Asia-Pacific region is a "natural next step for CASE."

"There is a thirst for CASE resources, services and programming as institutions in the region see the enormous value in connecting with their alumni, raising funds and recruiting students globally," she says.

The newly named board members are:

  • Chair—Professor Peter Mathieson, president and vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong
  • Vice Chair—Jo Agnew, director of development and alumni relations at the University of Western Australia
  • Board Director—Dickson Lim, director of development at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • Board Director—Jianhua Huang, board director of Tsinghua University Education Foundation
  • Board Director—David Shepherd, director of college advancement at the United World College of South East Asia
  • Board Director—Min-Yam Soon, director, alumni affairs of Nanyang Technological University
  • Board Director—Ricky M. Cheng, executive vice president of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
  • Board Director—Simone Garske, director, alumni and development, at Queensland University of Technology
  • Board Director—Elizabeth Hawkins, director of programming and development of Adelaide Festival Centre

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