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CONTACT: ALAN SWANSON
Senior Vice President, Development Services
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973

Release: June 7, 2000

UI Foundation announces key staff changes

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Foundation has reassigned several key staff members in its continuing efforts to maximize private support for all academic and non-academic areas of the UI.

Michael New, UI Foundation president, said, "These dedicated staff members are among the foundation's most loyal and productive employees. When the university's increasing need for advancement services provides opportunities for staff growth, we're delighted to be able to promote from within."

Following are the foundation staff members and their reassignments:

-- Laurie E. Comstock, who was Assistant to the President/Administrative Associate, has accepted a position as Director, Administrative Support.

-- Helen M. Dailey, formerly Operations and Levitt Center for University Advancement (LCUA) Events Manager, is now Director, Facilities, LCUA Events and Distribution Services.

-- Della L. McGrath is now Director, Special Assignments. Her former position was Director, Support Services, Operations and Project Management.

-- David L. Triplett, formerly Director of Development, College of Dentistry, has become Associate Director, Gift Planning.

-- William J. Windauer has become the new Director of Development, College of Dentistry. His former position was Director of Development, Henry B. Tippie College of Business.

-- Deborah L. Woods, who currently serves the UI Foundation as Gift Planning/Finance Support Manager, will become Director of Donor Relations.

The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions to all areas of the university. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.