Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Selects HWS President as Featured Speaker.
January 29, 2002 Geneva, N.Y.-Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan will discuss “Development in the 21st Century: A President’s Perspective” at the District II Conference for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Toronto, Canada. The conference dates are February 9 through 12, and Gearan will deliver the endnote address on Tuesday, February 12. The conference’s other featured speaker is Rubin “Hurricane” Carter,former boxer and civil rights activist.
For all college presidents, development is a key job responsibility. “As president of Hobart and William Smith, I am proud to take the lead in raising the awareness of alumni, alumnae, foundations, friends, and others who embrace what we do here and encourage their financial support of endeavors that support and enhance that mission,” said Gearan. “I’m honored that CASE asked me to share my experience and vision with its constituencies.”
Gearan, former director of the Peace Corps, is frequently called upon to share his views on education in the coming decades. Last week he spoke at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit in Atlanta, Ga., where he discussed “The New Citizenship.”
Gearan serves on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees such programs as AmeriCorps and Service Corps, is a member of the Independent College Fund of New York, and is on the steering committee for the 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Global Citizens Circle, an organization that works with world leaders and local activists to discuss some of the world's most pressing concerns, and is on the National Board of Governors of The Partnership of Public Service in Washington, D.C. He on the board of the National Campus Compact, and is co-chair of the New York Campus Compact Executive Committee, an organization of college presidents who are committed to the goals of public service, civic engagement, and service learning.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development. The largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership, CASE's membership includes more than 3,000 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 42 other countries. It serves more than 38,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of our member institutions and has more than 23,500 professional members on our roster.
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