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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
June 18, 2013

CASE Appoints Senior Leaders of Educational Institutions to Three Commissions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has appointed 15 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

Jorge Ancona
Assistant vice chancellor, alumni relations and executive director, UCI Alumni Association
University of California, Irvine

Chris Clark-Tally
Associate vice president, alumni affairs
George Mason University, Virginia

Lisa Lewis
President and chief executive officer
University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Joshua Merchant
Vice president for institutional advancement
Albion College, Michigan

Megan Morey
Chief advancement officer
Amherst College, Massachusetts

Lisa Skari
Vice president for advancement
Highline Community College, Washington

Mark Sollis
Associate vice-president, alumni

University of Calgary

Nathalie Walker
Director of external affairs, Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Commission on Communications and Marketing

Shirley Armbruster
Associate vice president for university communications
California State University, Fresno

Heather Swain
Vice President for communications and brand strategy
Michigan State University

Commission on Philanthropy

Mary Feller
Executive director
Craig Hospital Foundation, Colorado

Jeri Goetz
Director of development
The Chestnut Hill School, Massachusetts

John Gyllin
Foundation executive director
Seminole State College, Florida

Heidi McCrory
Vice president for alumnae and development
Sweet Briar College, Virginia

Karl Miller
Executive director of development for major gifts and annual giving
University of Texas at Austin

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CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.

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