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Senior Vice President, Development Services
UI Foundation News
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Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973

Release: June 30, 2000

UI Foundation announces new fund-raising staff

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Foundation has announced the hiring of five executive staff members to fill vacant or new positions.

"Working with alumni and friends across the country, as well as with colleagues here on campus, these staff members will help the UI Foundation maintain its high standards of professionalism and service to the university," said Alan Swanson, senior vice president for development services. "We're very pleased to welcome these talented and experienced individuals to the foundation team."

Michael Kingan will join the UI Foundation staff as the new director of development for the College of Liberal Arts. Kingan has most recently served as assistant dean for development and community relations for the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and was also a major gifts officer for the University of Michigan Law School. He received a B.A. degree in political science from Austin College in Texas, and an M.P.A. degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.

Deborah Dreusicke has been named director of development for the UI Libraries. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and received both M.B.A. and B.B.A. degrees from the UI's Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Dreusicke was an import/export compliance specialist with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and a law clerk with the Bryan Cave Law Office in Kansas City, Mo. She will direct fund-raising efforts for the UI's Main Library and its eleven departmental libraries.

Barbara Schreier is the foundation's new assistant vice president for Health Sciences Center development. Schreier will supervise fund-raising efforts for the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Schreier has recently served as director of development for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and as deputy director of the Chicago Historical Society. She received a B.S. degree in art history from the University of Vermont and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University.

Floyd Akins has joined the foundation as senior director of development for the Tippie College of Business. Akins came to the UI from Grinnell College, where he directed that college's major and planned giving efforts and its capital campaign. He earned an M.A. degree in journalism and mass communication at the UI after receiving his B.A. degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Christopher J. Goodale is the foundation's new associate director of development for the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. Goodale will focus on establishing a development program for the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine's basic science and associated medical programs. He most recently served as director of alumni and development for Drake Law School in Des Moines, prior to which he was director of annual giving for Simpson College in Indianola. Goodale is a graduate of the M.A. program in journalism and mass communications at Iowa State University, and received his B.A. degree in business management from Simpson College.

The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions to the University of Iowa. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to provide resources for facilities improvements, professorships, student scholarships, research and technology funds and other forms of support for the UI.