CONTACT: ALAN SWANSON
Vice President, Communications
UI Foundation News
Iowa City IA 52242
UI Foundation executive staff appointments announced
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two new employees have joined the University of Iowa
Foundation executive staff, and a long-time employee has changed duties.
Suzanne Roverud and Pat Vickerman have been named assistant directors of
Planned and Major Giving, and Rich Wretman has moved from director of development
for the College of Engineering to director of development for the College
of Liberal Arts. Roverud and Vickerman are filling new positions, a result
of growth and increased activity at the UI Foundation.
"These staff changes are part of our ongoing response to the need
to expand the university's fund-raising capability, especially at this
time when private support is crucial to so many UI programs. We look forward
to better serving UI alumni and friends who contribute so generously to
a wide range of programs across campus," said Michael New, UI Foundation
vice president, development programs.
Suzanne Roverud started her position with the foundation April 1. She
previously was director of development for the American Cancer Society's
Iowa division, based in Iowa City. She earned a bachelor's degree in English
and communications at Luther College in her hometown of Decorah.
Pat Vickerman joined the foundation staff March 23. He comes to the
UI Foundation from Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind., where he was
associate director of annual giving. He graduated from the University
of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's in
higher education administration.
Rich Wretman of Iowa City joined the Foundation in 1985. Since 1994
he has served as director of development for the College of Engineering.
He has directed the current campaign to raise $11 million to modernize
the 1906 Engineering Building by renovating the existing structure and
adding a new wing with classrooms, labs, and student-oriented study and
Wretman earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the
University of Northern Iowa, and a master's in journalism and mass communication
from the University of Iowa.
The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support
for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation
staff members work with alumni and friends to provide support for a broad
range of programs and projects at the University of Iowa.