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Iowa City IA 52242
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On-campus interviews to begin for UI Alumni Association director
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- On-campus interviews are set to begin May 14 and
continue through June 6 for the position of director of the University
of Iowa Alumni Association. Five candidates will be interviewed by the
search committee and members of the Alumni Association board of directors
as well as UI administrators, faculty, staff and students.
The five candidates and the days of their interviews are as follows:
* Vincent C. Nelson, interim executive director of the University of
Iowa Alumni Association, Wednesday, May 14. Nelson served from 1988-1996
as associate executive director of the UI Alumni Association. From 1977
to 1979, he was director of alumni and parent programs at Drake University
in Des Moines. He also served from 1975 to 1979 as Drake's assistant director
of admissions and assistant director of bands.
Nelson earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from
Drake. He has also completed a Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education Summer Institute in Alumni Administration and a Seminar for
Senior Advancement Professionals.
* Edward J. Paquette, executive director of the Alumni Association
of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, May 20. Paquette
previously served as president and headmaster of the Leelanau Center for
Education in Glen Arbor, Mich., and as headmaster, chief executive officer
and director of admissions at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill.
He has also taught at Canisius College and at the Nichols School, both
in Buffalo, N.Y.
Paquette has a bachelor's degree in education from Northwestern University
and two master's degrees from Canisius College: one in guidance and counseling
and another in educational administration.
* Bryan J. Van Deun, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs
at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., Friday, May 23. Van Deun
was president and chief executive officer of the Nebraska Alumni Association
from 1987 to 1996. He has previous experience as associate executive director
of alumni relations at Penn State University. In addition, he has served
as director of financial aid at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa.,
and at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J.
Van Deun earned an A.B. degree in political science from Franklin College
of Indiana, a master's degree in higher education administration and counseling
psychology from Iowa State University, and an Ed.D. in higher education
and political science from Penn State. He is also a certified association
executive of the American Society of Association Executives.
* C. William Colburn, director of alumni relations, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, Conn., Monday, June 2. Colburn was associate executive director
of the University of Michigan Alumni Association from 1984 to 1995. Prior
to that, he was a member of the faculty at Michigan from 1965 to 1984.
Colburn has a bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, a
master's degree from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate from
* Jennifer Lewis McCarty, executive director of the Alumni Association
at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., Friday, June 6. McCarty has
also held positions with the Indiana University Alumni Association in Bloomington,
Ind., and was director of alumni relations at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo,
Mich. In addition, she has worked as associate director of annual giving
at Kalamazoo College and as a development associate for the University
of Illinois Foundation, Urbana, Ill.
McCarty has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from
the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The UI Alumni Association has more than 46,000 alumni and friends in
its membership from the UI's more than 187,000 living graduates. The association
offers a variety of programs including efforts to recruit students to the
UI, receptions at "away" sporting events and post-season bowl
games and tournaments, career exploration and networking, annual distinguished
alumni awards, Parents Weekend each fall, and class reunions. The Alumni
Association also publishes the Iowa Alumni Quarterly, a magazine
sent to all dues-paying members.