CASE VIII Announces 2015 Leader of the Year

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Board would like to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Leadership Award is Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University (WSU).

The Leadership Award recognizes a district member institution president or head, chancellor, educational system head, or CEO for outstanding efforts to promote the understanding and support of education.  Nominees must have demonstrated the following:

Dr. Floyd was nominated by Dr. John Gardner, Vice President of Development and Chief Executive Officer for the Washington State University Foundation. Impressive letters for support for the nomination also came from the Provost and Executive Vice President of WSU Daniel Bernardo, the Executive Vice President of the Hoffman Corporation Dan Harmon, and Chancellor of Washington State University’s Spokane campus, Lisa Brown (PhD).

Dr. Floyd has been president of Washington State University since May 2007.  Under his leadership, the university has been transformed according to his nominators, noting he has re-defined WSU and positively impacted every aspect of the institution. During the $ 1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas, he was responsible for securing several of the largest private commitments in the university’s history, essentially doubling the Foundation’s private support annually. Described as having the ability to “put big ideas within reach”, Dr. Floyd is recognized as the inspirational driver for the transformational commitments of the campaign that without his vision and active role, would not have been realized.

Dr. Floyd’s leadership is also reflected in a number of WSU’s measurable successes during the last seven years; enrollment has increased by 20 percent, research expenditures have increased nearly 40 percent, six new research facilities have been built and a new fourth WSU urban campus has been initiated in Everett, Washington.

Dr. Floyd is the first African-American president of WSU. “Dr. Floyd has been extremely impactful in his career and vocal about the need to foster an inclusive campus environment for university students, faculty and staff,” says CASE VIII Opportunity and Inclusion Chair Roxanne Christian, “he has a high value for diversity goals and outcomes.”

“The CASE District VIII Recognition Program celebrates exemplary achievement in the field of advancement by member institutions,” says Chris Horbachewski, Chair of the CASE VIII Board of Directors. “On behalf of the board I would like to congratulate Dr. Floyd for his outstanding leadership, he is an exemplar to what our program stands for, his accomplishments exemplify standards by which we compare our work, and educate and inspire ourselves to greater success.”

Dr. Floyd will receive his award at the 2015 CASE District VIII Conference in Seattle, WA, in February 2015.

 

2015 CASE VIII Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Board is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award is Greg Sheridan, Associate Vice President for Constituency Programs, University Advancement, University of Washington, and District VIII representative to the CASE Board of Trustees.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to a CASE VIII member for outstanding service to the district. The service may come in any number of ways, from conference leadership or speaking to exceptional volunteer service within the district to distinguished service on the board or with CASE International. The award is given to a current District VIII employee, or someone who has been a district member within the past two years,

“Greg has been an outstanding contributor to CASE and CASE VIII. His volunteer service at the district conferences, his service to the CASE VIII Board and his service as a CASE Trustee are great examples of Greg’s commitment to the profession and CASE as an organization, “ says Chris Horbachewski, Chair of the CASE VIII Board of Directors. “His greatest legacy, beyond his contributions to the organizations where he has worked, are the numerous people Greg has mentored and the countless careers he has helped nurture. Greg has had a significant impact on the success of the advancement profession in CASE VIII.”

Greg Sheridan has over 40 years of Advancement experience in higher education. During this span, he has been a key leadership professional in the implementation of 5 capital campaigns. All were successfully concluded and they exceeded their identified goals. His comprehensive background in all areas of advancement (fund raising, alumni relations, marketing and communications, and fund management) make him an exceptional resource for his colleagues and other professional organizations in the nonprofit community.

He has worked at Montana Tech, University of California, Davis, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington. At UW he is currently the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement overseeing the advancement programs of over 23 colleges, schools and units. In 2008, the University of Washington concluded one of the largest campaigns for a public university by raising over $2.6 billion. Currently, it is the nucleus phase of another campaign with a working goal of $4 billion.

“A core value of CASE District VIII is recognizing the achievements of our members and celebrating their service to the field of advancement,” says Horbachewski. “On behalf of the board as well as the district, I would like to thank Greg for his outstanding commitment to CASE and our profession. It is an honour for us to present someone of his caliber this award.”

Greg Sheridan will receive his award at the 2015 CASE District VIII Conference in Seattle, WA in February 2015.

 

CASE DISTRICT VIII OPPORTUNITY & INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2015

Apply now for a CASE District VIII O&I Scholarship to attend the 2015 district conference!
CASE District VIII is offering its members five scholarships to attend the annual district conference in Seattle, WA, February 4-6, 2015 at the Seattle Grand Hyatt. Eligibility for the scholarship program has been expanded with more emphasis and programming for Newcomers to the field of Advancement/Communications and a strengthened commitment to access and professional development for diverse populations.
Goal and Purpose
CASE District VIII values efforts that foster and promote diversity in the
Advancement/Communications profession. The O&I scholarship program supports
professionals who have less than 4 years experience in the field of Advancement/Communications (N2A) and/or are individuals from underrepresented populations. The purpose of the Opportunity & Inclusion (O&I) scholarship program is to encourage diverse professionals and those who have less than 4 years experience in the field of Advancement/Communications to attend the annual district conference.
The Scholarship
The O&I scholarship consists of:
  • Award to cover the cost of the annual district conference registration fee only
(Lodging and travel to and from the conference must be covered by the individual or his/her
institution)
  • Recognition as a CASE District VIII scholar at the annual conference and in relevant publications
  • Participation in all O&I programming throughout the year and customized programming and events at the annual district conference, including: exclusive N2A networking and sessions
Eligibility and Selection
Ideal applicants meet one or more of the following eligibility categories and express leadership capabilities, a high degree of motivation, and are interested in contributing knowledge to the field of Advancement/Communications.
  • Opportunity:
“New to Advancement” (N2A) indicates professionals who have less than 4 years experience in the field of Advancement/Communications. N2A scholarships and programming encourage “new” professionals who work in alumni administration, educational fundraising, institutional relations, and communications; including periodicals and publications at a CASE member institution or affiliate to have the opportunity to engage with other industry professionals for the
purposes of professional development, mentoring, sponsoring, hiring, networking, retention, and promotion to leadership positions in the field of Advancement/Communications.
  • Inclusion:
CASE District VIII values efforts that foster and promote diversity in the Advancement/Communications profession. We are committed to the recruitment, retention and promotion of individuals of underrepresented populations, varying ethnic or religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, and/or
physical and mental capabilities throughout all levels of the field of Advancement/Communications. Our goal is for scholarships to encourage the participation of diverse individuals at the district conferences and promote the exchange of various ideas that contribute to Advancement/Communications professionally, deepen the understanding of diversity in the field, and the importance of fostering an industry-wide global perspective.
Note: Previous winners are not eligible
Application
To be considered for the CASE District VIII O&I Scholarship, please submit your completed application form and required documents by Friday, November 21, 2014 via e-mail to Roxanne Christian, CASE District VIII Opportunity & Inclusion Committee Chair at rchristi@uw.edu.
Please note: Scholarship Recipients will be notified by Monday, December 15, 2014. Scholarship applicants who are not selected for the award may still register for the conference at the early bird rate.

 

REMINDER: CASE District VIII is looking for nominations for the 2015 Rising Star Awards

Rising Star Awards honor individuals with three to five years experience in the advancement professions of alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy, recognizing the accomplishments of those whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement. The Rising Star Awards will be presented at the 2015 District VIII Conference in Seattle, Wash. February 4-6, 2015.

The award is presented only in years when eligible candidates can be identified and are available to attend the conference. Only one award in each of the three categories—Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy—may be presented. The Award winners will receive a complimentary registration to the District VIII Conference where they will receive their award. Recipients are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses.

The deadline for nomination submission is October 31, 2014. The official nomination form and any associated material must be received by this date.

For more information and to submit nominations, please contact

Mark Koenig
CASE VIII District Chair-Elect
and
Senior Director for Advancement Services
Oregon State University Foundation
850 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-737-7360
Mark.Koenig@oregonstate.edu

Call for Nominations for 2015 Leadership and Rising Star Awards.

CASE District VIII is looking for nominations for the 2015 Leadership and Rising Star Awards.

Leadership Award
The CASE District VIII Leadership Award recognizes a CASE VIII member institution president or head, chancellor, educational system head, or CEO for outstanding efforts to promote the understanding and support of education.

Nominees must be with an institutional member of CASE District VIII, which includes member primary and secondary schools, two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and educational systems in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Manitoba, Montana, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Washington, and Yukon Territories.

The recipient of the Leadership Award must be available to accept the award at the 2015 District VIII Conference in Seattle, Wash. February 4-6, 2015. The deadline for nomination submission is October 1, 2014. The official nomination form and any associated material must be received by this date.

Rising Star Award
Rising Star Awards honor individuals with three to five years experience in the advancement professions of alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy, recognizing the accomplishments of those whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement. The Rising Star Awards will be presented at the 2015 District VIII Conference in Seattle, Wash. February 4-6, 2015.

The award is presented only in years when eligible candidates can be identified and are available to attend the conference. Only one award in each of the three categories—Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy—may be presented. The Award winners will receive a complimentary registration to the District VIII Conference where they will receive their award. Recipients are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses.

The deadline for nomination submission is October 31, 2014. The official nomination form and any associated material must be received by this date.

For more information and to submit nominations, please contact

Mark Koenig
CASE VIII District Chair-Elect
and
Senior Director for Advancement Services
Oregon State University Foundation
850 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-737-7360
Mark.Koenig@oregonstate.edu

Call for Session Proposals for CASE VIII 2015 Conference

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Are you a subject matter expert, industry leader, or simply incredibly passionate about what you do? CASE District VIII is looking for dynamic speakers with comprehensive knowledge and firsthand experience to share their expertise and insights. Together, we can challenge the status quo and put an end to, “But that’s how we’ve always done it.”

CASE District VIII is currently recruiting imaginative, innovative, and inspiring professionals to speak at the 2015 district conference in Seattle, Feb. 4-6, 2015.

This is your chance to share your wealth of knowledge and best practices while helping to enrich everyone’s conference experience. Not to mention, it’s an opportunity to be recognized for your efforts by your colleagues throughout CASE District VIII. If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, be sure to submit a proposal! Spots fill quickly!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals are due August 31, 2014. There will be no deadline extension.

Please note: By submitting a proposal, you acknowledge that if you are selected to speak, you and any co-presenter(s) must register and pay for attendance to the 2015 CASE District VIII Conference, and that you intend to comply with this requirement.

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Reid at reidl@ucalgary.ca.

THANK YOU!

Members of the 2015 Conference Committee will contact you in September 2014 regarding your submission. Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2015 CASE District VIII Conference!

 

Job Opportunity for Web Specialist at Seattle University

Web Support Specialist at Seattle University

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Web Support Specialist to join their community. The Web Support Specialist is the liaison between the Seattle University’s web content editors and partners with them to effectively manage website content. This individual leads regular training sessions for the web content management system, provides ongoing user support, and writes documentation.

Seattle University, located near downtown Seattle, Washington enrolls approximately 7,700 undergraduate and graduate students in eight colleges and schools and provides a total educational experience encompassing the classroom, campus and community to develop competence, character and leadership. Seattle University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See a full description and apply here

Job Opportunities at WSU

Assistant Director of Development

The Assistant Director of Development is a key member of the development team within The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. This position shares responsibility for the success of the College’s major, planned giving and annual giving development efforts as part of the Campaign for WSU. There is an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts (defined as $1,000 and above) in the Puget Sound and surrounding areas. This position will be located in Seattle out of the WSU downtown office. This position involves extensive travel. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit . WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

 

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator position is part of a dynamic team responsible for maximizing the efforts of fundraising plan developed to reach The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication goals. The position includes coordination and support of the annual giving program, events, and stewardship activities.  For a full description of position requirements and to apply, visit here. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.
The Development Coordinator position is part of a dynamic team responsible for maximizing the efforts of fundraising plan developed to reach The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication goals. The position includes coordination and support of the annual giving program, events, and stewardship activities.  For a full description of position requirements and to apply, visit:  WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

University of Puget Sound Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound will award honorary degrees to four exceptional individuals at the 2014 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. The four honorands, who have excelled in their professional fields and in public service, are named below, with fuller biographies following.

Amitav Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed writer, professor, and winner of numerous literary awards, whose work explores the nature of national identity. His book Sea of Poppies, about life in Calcutta and on the Ganges River, was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Rachel Martin ’96 is a former National Public Radio national security correspondent and current host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. A Puget Sound graduate, she has reported on critical social and political issues in countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Mark C. Pigott, KBE, executive chairman of global truck-maker PACCAR, was named one of Harvard Business Review’s top 50 CEOs in the world in 2009. He is a prominent business leader, philanthropist, supporter of the arts in the United States and abroad, and an advocate for higher education and environmental stewardship.

James L. Walton, former Tacoma city manager, is a respected civic leader and pioneer. He was a leader in the 1960s civil rights movement and a founder of Tacoma’s Black Collective. He has spent a lifetime advocating for improved health services, education, and equality for people in the region.

Puget Sound President Ronald R. Thomas will present Ghosh and Martin with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees, Pigott with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree, and Walton with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Rachel Martin will be the Commencement speaker. The Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held in Baker Stadium on campus, Sunday, May 18, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The achievements of these four individuals have the common thread of promoting human dignity, of surpassing expectations, and of inspiring others to support important causes,” said Thomas. “It is our pleasure to be able to recognize Amitav Ghosh, Rachel Martin, Mark Pigott, and Jim Walton for their meaningful lives of accomplishment.” Read on to learn about some of the contributions and previous recognitions of the honorands.

 

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed writer and author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and Sea of Poppies, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. Born in India, Ghosh currently splits his time between Goa and New York. His work, which explores the nature of national identity, has garnered numerous literary awards and been translated into more than 20 languages. Ghosh also has written for The New Yorker, New Republic, and The New York Times. He has been a fellow at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, and Centre for Development Studies in Trivandrum, India. In 1999 Ghosh joined the faculty at Queens College, City University of New York, as distinguished professor of comparative literature. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University since 2005. Ghosh was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; Delhi School of Economics; and University of Oxford.

 

Rachel Martin ’96

Rachel Martin ’96 began her career at public radio KQED in San Francisco, and later served as NPR’s foreign correspondent, reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, London, and Berlin. Prior to hosting Weekend Edition Sunday, from fall 2012, Martin was NPR national security correspondent, covering defense and intelligence issues, and traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan. She began reporting from Afghanistan in 2003, and has covered everything from the U.S.-NATO fight against the insurgency to women’s issues in the military and in the Middle East. As a foreign correspondent for NPR and for ABC News (2005–07), she covered the London terrorist attacks, German federal election, and 2006 World Cup. Martin also reported on the changing demographics of the U.S. military, including the debate over whether women should fight in combat units and the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. While serving as NPR’s religion correspondent (2006–07), her piece on Islam in America was awarded Best Radio Feature by the Religion News Writers Association. Martin graduated from Puget Sound in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government and earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

 

Mark C. Pigott, KBE

Mark Pigott is a business leader and philanthropist. Currently executive chairman of PACCAR, he is the fourth generation of the Pigott family to lead the world’s third-largest maker of medium-and heavy-duty trucks, headquartered in Bellevue. Wash. He was named by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 50 CEOs in the world in 2009 and as Washington State CEO of the year in 2003. He is also among this region’s most prominent philanthropists and advocates for higher education and the fine arts. Pigott has supported environmental stewardship and promoted innovation and quality control, leading to new aerodynamic designs and hybrid vehicles at PACCAR. For his business and philanthropic leadership he was awarded Knights Cross of the Order of Merit (Hungary), Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and numerous honorary degrees. At University of Puget Sound, the PACCAR Foundation supported the construction of Harned Hall and Wyatt Hall, in addition to funding an endowed scholarship and faculty research in the sciences. Pigott graduated from Stanford University with two bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and humanities, and a master’s degree in business.

 

James L. Walton

James L. Walton was Tacoma’s first African-American city manager, and has earned a reputation as a distinguished citizen, public servant, human rights activist, and volunteer. Walton entered public service in 1970 as director of Tacoma’s Human Relations Department, and rose to city manager in 2003. His leadership has been critical in addressing issues of equality, in establishing health programs for the underprivileged, and in encouraging and rewarding student achievement in our community. A leader in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, he attended San Diego Community College, University of Puget Sound, and Tacoma Community College, establishing himself as one of the core leaders of the African-American community and one of the founders of Tacoma’s Black Collective. He continues to contribute to community businesses, government, education, and the arts.

 

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CASE VIII Job Opportunities

Job Openings at OSU Foundation

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking experienced development professionals to join its staff and build a best-practices fundraising program. The foundation offers nationally-competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Current openings include:

Associate Vice President, Portland Center: Located in the OSU Foundation’s Portland office as a member of the Foundation’s management team and reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Associate Vice President, Portland Center, will serve as the foundation’s key fundraising leader in the Portland Metro area. He or she will lead the process to create an updated Portland fundraising plan, will execute the plan and will support the university’s Portland efforts in general.

Senior Writer for Executive Communications and Principal Gifts: Reporting to the Senior Director for Communications and Stewardship, the Senior Writer for Executive Communications and Principal Gifts is responsible for providing compelling content for internal and external communications for the foundation’s CEO and Executive Vice President and for the President of Oregon State University. Additionally, this position is responsible for conceptualizing, writing and editing principal gift ($5M+) proposals that will inspire potential donors to make transformational gifts to Oregon State University.

Director of Development Communications for Athletics: Reporting directly to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Development, this position manages the strategic communications for all development initiatives within Athletics. These initiatives include annual giving, capital projects, endowments and marketing efforts.

Assistant / Associate Director of Development for the College of Engineering: Based in the OSU Foundation’s Portland office, this major gift development officer will report to the Senior Director of Development for Division of Business and Engineering and devote 75-80% of work time to fundraising activities and 20-25% of work time to administrative responsibilities.

Learn more about these job opportunities.