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Pam Russell
Senior Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
July 19, 2016

CASE Membership Elects 13 Advancement Professionals to Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The membership of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has elected 13 individuals to fill open positions on the CASE Board of Trustees. The 30-member board sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization.

The results were announced during the annual membership meeting at the 2016 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement in New York City.

The newly elected trustees are:

James Moore Jr., treasurer. Moore is president and chief executive officer of the University of Illinois Foundation. Previously, he was president and CEO of the University of Arizona Foundation. Moore also served as president and CEO of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation.

Teresa M. Flannery, secretary. Flannery is vice president for communication at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to her appointment at AU, Flannery served as assistant vice president at the University of Maryland where she led the team that created the nationally recognized "Fear the Turtle" campaign. She also held positions in admissions and student affairs at Maryland and was affiliate assistant professor in the College of Education.

Gordon Arbeau, at-large trustee. Arbeau is director, public and community relations at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and serves as spokesperson for the institution. Arbeau has served in this position at McMaster University for more than 11 years.

Paula Bonner, at-large trustee. Bonner is president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association where she has served as the organization's chief executive since January 2000. Since joining WAA in 1989, Bonner has also served as associate executive director, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. She is also part of the Chancellor's Leadership Council and the executive group overseeing advancement for US-Madison.

Andrew Careaga, District VI trustee. Careaga is executive director, marketing and communications, at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He joined Missouri S&T in 2003 as director of communications. He served as chair of a campuswide committee responsible for coordinating the name change for the University of Missouri-Rolla to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Careaga is the author of three books and numerous magazine articles, a former newspaper reporter and current blogger on marketing trends in higher education.

Melanie B. Harmon, District V trustee. Harmon is vice president for advancement at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. She joined Manchester in 2011 as executive director of development and helped lead its successful $100 million Students First! campaign. Prior to joining Manchester, she served as associate vice president for development at Trine University.

Lori Houlihan, at-large trustee. Houlihan is executive director of development and alumni relations at University College London. Previously, she served as director of development and external affairs at the University of Aberdeen where she worked for 12 years and led its highly successful fundraising campaign. Houlihan currently serves as deputy chair of the CASE Europe Board of Directors.

Tina M. Kauffmann, District III trustee. Kauffmann is associate vice president for development at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, a position she has held for more than 25 years. Kauffmann joined Bellarmine in 1990 as director of annual giving and prior to that served as director of development. At Bellarmine, she was part of the team twice recognized nationally by CASE for excellence in fundraising. Prior to this, she worked at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kauffmann currently serves on the District III board.

Peter Mathieson, at-large trustee. Mathieson is vice-chancellor and president of the University of Hong Kong. He was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Bristol before he assumed office at the University of Hong Kong in 2014 and was previously director of studies at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Rickey N. McCurry, at-large trustee. McCurry is vice president for development and alumni affairs and programs at the University of Tennessee. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of the UT Foundation Inc. McCurry came to UT after serving as vice president for institutional advancement for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Previous advancement experiences includes serving as vice chancellor for institutional advancement at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and chief executive officer of the Southern Illinois University Foundation.

Christopher N. Pipkins, at-large trustee. Pipkins is associate vice president for advancement information services at James Madison University, a position he has held for nearly eight years. Prior to this, he served as director of prospect research at James Madison University and as research analyst at Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.

Kathleen Curry Santora, at-large trustee. Santora is president and chief executive officer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, a position she has held since February 2001. Before coming to NACUA, she was vice president and chief operating officer of the American Association for Higher Education. Santora previously served in various positions at Georgetown University, and prior to that, she worked for the National Association of Independent College and Universities.

Fritz Schroeder, at-large trustee. Schroeder is vice president, development and alumni relations, at Johns Hopkins University. In this position, Schroeder leads one of the country's top fundraising and constituent engagement programs. Schroeder joined Hopkins in 1996 as director of annual giving and became executive director of development and alumni relations in 2000. An active member of CASE, he also serves as chair of the Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising.

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