Portland State University President Wim Wiewel named CASE District VIII’s Leader of the Year for 2014.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Board would like to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Leadership Award is Portland State University’s (PSU) President Wim Wiewel.
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. The nominees must have demonstrated the following:
· Created a vision for an institution and inspire others to accept that vision,
· Established a positive image for the institution, and/or successfully led an institution through turbulent times,
· Increased an institution’s stature in its community and its educational service to the community,
· And be innovative and encourage an institution’s personnel to be innovative and take risks.
In just five years at the helm, President Wiewel has transformed PSU into a nationally-recognized urban university with a clear vision for civic leadership, student access, global excellence, educational opportunity and effective resource management. He received a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, a national nonprofit, in 2013 for demonstrating innovative and advanced leadership in education related to sustainability and climate mitigation and adaptation.
Dr. Wiewel played a key role in 2013 in convincing Oregon lawmakers to restructure higher education, creating independent accountability and flexibility for PSU through its own Board of Trustees. He has succeeded in raising the university’s profile and performance and its growing reputation is resonating with constituents. Private gifts to the university have more than doubled in the past three years.
Co-nominators, PSU Vice President (Advancement) Francoise Aylmer and Executive Director (PSU Alumni Association) Tom Bull, have said, “President Wiewel is an inspirational and innovative leader. We believe he is exactly the type of leader for whom the CASE District VIII Leadership Award is designed.”
CASE VIII Board Chair Cheryl Nations echoes these comments saying, “Dr. Wim Wiewel is an well deserved recipient of the CASE Leadership Award. It is always an honor to recognize outstanding achievements that exemplify standards by which we (CASE VIII member institutions) compare our work, and educate and inspire ourselves to greater success.”
Dr. Wiewel will receive his award at the 2014 CASE District VIII Conference in Vancouver, BC in February.
Mary Gresch has joined the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She joins the UW as chief marketing and communication officer, University Marketing & Communications, from principal, Mary Gresch & Associates, Moscow, ID.
The CASE District VIII Board of Directors and the Opportunity & Inclusion (O&I) sub-committee are pleased to announce the 2014 CASE District VIII Conference Scholars. A number of strong applications were received from across the region and a note of appreciation to the time and effort put in by both the applicants and review committee is extended.
Sambriddhi Nepal, Marketing Assistant
St. John’s School
Heidi Reeley, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Jyoti Roy, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Portland State University Alumni Association
Mark Ruffo, Director of Development
Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
Scholars will be acknowledged in Vancouver, BC (Canada), February 12-14th during the conference.
The purpose of the 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 district conference and regional programs are great resources to further your professional education and broaden your network. The 2014 conference theme, “Crossing the Line” THE ADVANCEMENT OF YOU will be an outstanding opportunity to think beyond the ordinary, contemplate the possible and open our minds to our personal and collective potential. We look forward to meeting the scholars next month.
2014 Rising Stars awarded to Jennifer Chesney, Taylor White, Vivian Cheadle-Manning, and Teresa Koeppel
The Rising Star Award will be presented to four outstanding members at the CASE District VIII Annual Conference in Vancouver BC. The District is please to announce that Jennifer Chesney of University of Alberta will be awarded for Advancement Services; Taylor White of University of Washington will be awarded for Alumni Relations; Vivian Cheadle-Manning of Clark College Foundation will be awarded for Philanthropy; and Teresa Koeppel of the Washington State University Foundation will be awarded for Communications and Marketing.
The Rising Star Award honors district members with three to five years experience in the advancement profession of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Philanthropy, and/or Communications and Marketing, recognizing the accomplishments of those whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement. This year, in addition to be acknowledged at the Professional Awards Luncheon, the District is pleased to offer complimentary conference registration to these recipients. Please join us at the “Crossing the Line: The Advancement of You” conference’s Professional Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Friday, February 14, 2014, to help us applaud these outstanding individuals.
CASE is now soliciting nominations for our senior volunteer leadership positions on
the CASE Board of Trustees and the three CASE commissions (alumni relations,
communications and marketing, and philanthropy). We’re eager to have a deep
and diverse pool of senior professionals. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit
the Volunteer Opportunities page:
Nominees have to work at a CASE member institution and hold premier member
status, and nominations are due Dec. 30.
Questions? Ask Brett Chambers at email@example.com
Register today! Early-bird rates end January 10 at 11:59 p.m.
Joining us for the 2014 CASE District VIII Conference in Vancouver, BC as we Cross the Line? This year’s conference, Cross the Line: The Advancement of You, features programming and events for advancement professionals in all stages of their careers. From highlight events including awards luncheons and newcomers’ programming to a special networking and wine reception in a magical setting, there is something for everyone!
Why register now? Because last year’s conference sold out and because space at the reception, CASE 360: A Social Network at the Vancouver Lookout with unparalleled views of the city, is limited and available only on a first-come, first-served basis!
See you in Vancouver!
Join us in Vancouver, BC Feb. 12-14 and be inspired by our keynote speakers!
Your CASE VIII Conference planning team is excited to announce the 2014 opening and closing keynote speakers:
Opening Keynote: Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Poet
Closing Keynote: James J. Husson, Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Boston College
Register for the conference today and be inspired by Shane Koyczan and James J. Husson in Vancouver, BC this February!
ABOUT SHANE KOYCZAN
It might be surprising that in this day and age, a poet can infiltrate the ranks of generation-defining musicians and other pop-culture icons. But Shane Koyczan, through rhythmic verse and powerfully engaging, relevant explorations that speak to our collective soul, has claimed his spot as an authentic, influential artist of our time.
His energy is infectious, his themes thought provoking. Attend the opening keynote everyone will be talking about. Get inspired by Shane’s encouragement that we learn to color outside the lines, pursue our passions no matter what, and aspire to the greatness that lives within us all.
Starting with his breakthrough world introduction at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics and galvanized by his anti-bullying To This Day Project video that went viral with more than 11 million views, Shane has emerged in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speaks directly to them in their own voice.
Shane Koyczan is perhaps best known for his award-winning spoken word performances. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney and Los Angeles, to name a few. Shane received 5 star reviews for his performance at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is a winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics. His published books are: Visiting Hours (2005), Stickboy (2007) and Our Deathbeds will be Thirsty (2012).
ABOUT JAMES J. HUSSON
James J. Husson is the senior vice president for University Advancement at Boston College, overseeing development and alumni relations. He joined the Boston College development team in 2002 as vice president for development and became vice president in June 2004.
With 26 years of experience in educational advancement, Jim has served as vice president for development for Brown University and as director of major gifts for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Prior to this, he worked for two private secondary schools and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He serves on the faculty of the CASE Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising and in numerous other volunteer roles.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Northfield Mount Hermon School.
The Oregon State University Foundation announces new hires and promotions.
Ryan Egge, has been named director of development for gift planning. Ryan previously worked as director of development and regional campaigns at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
Andy Foster, has been named assistant director for data analytics after serving as advancement records specialist.
Skylar Gunderson, has been named telefund manager after serving as telefund supervisor.
Zak Hansen, has been appointed director of development II for the College of Forestry after serving as director of development I for the College of Forestry.
Nicole Markel, has been appointed assistant athletic director, donor relations and stewardship for Our Beaver Nation after serving as director of donor relations and events for athletics, Our Beaver Nation.
Jennifer Mays, has been appointed director of events for athletics, Our Beaver Nation after serving as assistant director of events for athletics, Our Beaver Nation.
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 2014 District VIII Conference in Vancouver, B.C., February 12-14, 2014. The deadline for nomination submission is October 18, 2013. More information about the award criteria and to download the nomination form can be found here. The official nomination form and any associated material must be received by this date.
Rising Star Award
Rising Star Awards honor individuals with 3 to 5 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 2014 District VIII Conference in Vancouver, B.C., February 12-14, 2014.More information about the award criteria and to download the nomination form can be found here.
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 four categories—Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, Advancement Services 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 November 15, 2013.
The official nomination form and any associated material must be received by this date.
For more information and to submit nominations, please contact:
CASE District VIII Trustee
c/o University of Washington
Gerberding Hall, 4th Floor Box 351210
Seattle, WA 98195-1210
CASE District VIII is offering its members five scholarships to attend the annual district conference in Vancouver, BC (Canada), February 12-14, 2014 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. 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 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 scholarship winner at the CASE District VIII 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
To be considered for the CASE District VIII O&I Scholarship, please submit your completed application form and required documents by Monday, December 2, 2013 via e-mail to Roxanne Christian, CASE District VIII Opportunity & Inclusion Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Scholarship Recipients will be notified by Monday, December 16, 2013. Scholarship applicants who are not selected for the award may still register for the conference at the early bird rate.
For more information about the 2014 CASE VIII Conference here