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UI College of Medicine names director of external relations

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Medicine has announced the appointment of Chad B. Ruback as director of external relations for the college. This new position was established to strengthen the college's efforts in communicating and serving its alumni and other constituents, both in Iowa and across the nation.

Ruback comes to the UI from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., where he has served as senior advancement officer for alumni relations since 1995. He has also held positions in alumni relations at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill. and Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale.

He earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication, and a master's degree in educational administration and higher education at SIU.

"Mr. Ruback brings considerable experience to his new role here at Iowa, having achieved a number of notable initiatives in the areas of alumni leadership development, outreach programs and communications efforts," said Dr. Richard P. Nelson, executive associate dean of the college. "We look forward to having Chad play an important part in the college's overall mission as we move toward the next century."

Ruback will begin working at the college in January.

12/18/98