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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
Nov. 13, 2014

CASE Launches Search for Executive Director of CASE Europe

LONDON—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has launched an international search for an executive director of CASE Europe to succeed Kate Hunter, who will step down in February 2015 after six years of successfully leading CASE's largest operation outside of North America.

Professor Sir David Greenaway, chair of the CASE Europe Board of Trustees, and vice chancellor of the University of Nottingham, will chair the search being undertaken by a committee of the CASE Europe Board of Trustees.

Richmond Associates, a leading global executive search firm, will coordinate the search. Learn more about the position description and the search process.

Hunter leaves CASE in February to become a partner within the global higher education practice of Perrett Laver, an executive search firm. Hunter joined CASE in 2008.

"Under Kate's watch, CASE Europe has grown in membership and services and deepened its partnerships with educational leaders," says John Lippincott, president of CASE. "She has been a high-profile spokesperson for the advancement profession. Her team has added new programming and services for members across Europe and successfully expanded a UK-sponsored graduate training programme into a national magnet for graduates who choose careers in educational advancement."

Greenaway adds: "Kate and her team have purposefully extended CASE's presence in continental Europe with new conference programmes for colleagues in the Lowlands and in the Nordic region. In the UK, she has grown the breadth of CASE Europe's programmes, creating new institutes for marketing and alumni relations and conferences for colleagues in public affairs, development services and other advancement disciplines."

Hunter, who joined CASE following seven years as head of communications at Queen Mary, University of London, says her tenure as executive director "put me at the heart of educational advancement in the UK, Europe and Africa, giving me invaluable insight to the public value of our increasingly global higher education sector."

Lippincott notes that CASE Europe has made enormous strides during the last two decades and is "clearly poised for still greater achievements in the decades ahead. This is an exceptional opportunity to become the new leader of CASE Europe."

Visit the CASE website for the full job description and application information.

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