How advancement professionals are meeting the challenges that face community colleges
Everywhere Shannon Hill turns, she sees green and black. That’s not just because those are her school’s colors. As the executive director of institutional advancement at the Cuesta College Foundation, Hill is consistently focused on keeping Cuesta—located in San Luis Obispo, California—in the black, financially speaking.
Serving as a dean, president, provost, or other academic leader at an institution comes with considerable advancement work, something in which you may not have any prior experience. You’ll need to learn to build and foster relationships with donors and to work closely with your development team.
As we gear up for CASE’s Development for Deans and Academic Leaders: Fall Session this November, we sat down with faculty member Maureen MacDonald, professor and dean of science at McMaster University, to hear more about her career path to becoming a dean, how she’s embracing advancement, and what she’s most looking forward to at the conference.
Solutions from the 2019 Summit for Leaders in Advancement
More than 700 advancement professionals and experts from around the globe gathered at CASE’s Summit for Leaders in Advancement in July to explore the issues shaping the future of advancement. Here are four key takeaways.