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Pam Russell
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For Immediate Release
June 19, 2012

CASE Europe Board Appoints New Trustees

LONDON—The CASE Europe board has appointed four new trustees who will serve a three-year term of office on 1 July 2012. The board, chaired by Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol Eric Thomas, appointed the trustees in May during a meeting held in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

The four trustees, along with the 14 existing trustees, will provide volunteer leadership for CASE members in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

The new trustees will serve from July 2012 until July 2015. They are:

  • Claire Brown, director, student recruitment and admissions, The University of Liverpool
  • Peter Brunner, director, ETH Alumni Association, ETH Zurich
  • David Greenaway, vice-chancellor, University of Nottingham
  • Lesley Humphreys, development director, Christ's Hospital School

Current trustee, Melvyn Keen, deputy vice-chancellor, Finance and External Relations, Middlesex University, was re-appointed to serve another three-year term.

Kate Hunter, executive director, CASE Europe, said CASE is delighted to welcome its new trustees, whose expertise reflects CASE Europe's growing membership base.

"Our organisation continues to grow as educational institutions seek trusted training, resources, insight and advocacy to navigate their way through the economic, political and social environment they operate in," she said. "With our trustees' support, CASE Europe equips marketing, fundraising, alumni relations and communications professionals, and consequently their institutions, with the skills and knowledge to tackle challenges and opportunities head-on and prosper."

The following trustees come to the end of their terms of service on 30 June 2012: 

  • Peter Agar, director of development and alumni relations, University of Cambridge
  • Tricia King, pro-vice-master, student experience and director of external relations, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Shirley Pearce, vice-chancellor and president, Loughborough University

"We would like to thank these members of the board for their vision, leadership and commitment to CASE Europe during their term," Hunter said. "Their contribution has been considerable, and CASE Europe is a better organisation because of them."

About CASE

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.

CASE has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Singapore and Mexico City. Member institutions include more than 3,700 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 82 countries. CASE serves nearly 88,000 practitioners. For more information about CASE, please visit www.case.org.