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March 31, 2015

 TO: AU Community
 FROM: Neil Kerwin, President
 SUBJECT: Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Search



With the pending departure of Tom Minar, vice president of development and alumni relations, at end of this academic year (see my January 23 memo), we formally begin the search for a successor. Chairing the search committee is Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel. We will use the executive search services of Witt/Kieffer.

In addition to Vice President Kennard, serving on the committee will be:

  • Jack Cassell, in-coming chair, AU Board of Trustees
  • Marc Duber, in-coming vice chair, AU Board of Trustees
  • Peter Scher, vice chair, Alumni Affairs and Development Committee, AU Board of Trustees
  • Andrea Agathoklis Murino, president, AU Alumni Board
  • Terry Flannery, vice president, University Communications and Marketing
  • David Taylor, chief of staff, Office of the President
  • James Goldgeier, dean, School of International Service
  • Peter Starr, dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Fanta Aw, assistant vice president, Office of Campus Life
  • Raina Lenney, assistant vice president, Alumni Relations>

Our goal is to name a new vice president in the summer of 2015. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed electronically to Dennis Barden and Amy Crutchfield at The job description appears on the Witt/Kieffer site.

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