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Pam Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
April 9, 2010

CASE Asia-Pacific Executive Director Accepts New Position

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Krista Slade, executive director of CASE Asia-Pacific since its founding in 2007, is stepping down to accept a position as inaugural director of advancement for the Rhodes Trust. The trust administers the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, an international program that sends young leaders to attend the University of Oxford.

Slade, who leaves CASE at the end of May and begins her new responsibilities in August, will help build a global initiative to connect Rhodes Scholar alumni and attract philanthropic support for the endowment.

"It has been an honor working with CASE's amazingly diverse community of members and visiting institutions in 10 different countries over the past three years," Slade said. "While the decision to leave CASE was very difficult, I made it knowing that CASE Asia-Pacific will flourish thanks to our dedicated members and staff."

CASE President John Lippincott credited Slade for growing membership in the region by 45 percent in three years and for launching the first CASE Asia-Pacific institutes in alumni relations and educational fundraising.

"Krista has laid a very solid foundation for CASE Asia-Pacific through her active outreach to current and prospective members at schools, colleges and universities," Lippincott said. "She has developed exceptional training programs and a strong online presence, and she has shared her own advancement expertise with practitioners and institutional leaders.

"We knew when we made the commitment to establish an office in the region that we needed someone with vision, unlimited energy and an entrepreneurial spirit to lead it," he added. "We found all of those characteristics in Krista. Thanks to her leadership, CASE Asia-Pacific is thriving, and we look forward to continuing our growth and service to members in the region in the years ahead."

Joanna Motion, CASE vice president for international operations, said that a search for Slade's permanent successor (see job posting) will begin immediately and that an interim director of CASE Asia-Pacific will be appointed shortly.

"Krista has taken CASE Asia-Pacific from an idea to a full-fledged initiative, establishing the office, hiring staff, and defining and offering services that help our members do their important work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing," Motion said. "Given her achievement, the next executive director will be well-positioned to build CASE's presence in the region to a new level of effectiveness."

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