CONTACT: RICH WRETMAN
Assistant Vice President
Constituent Development Programs
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
Release: Aug. 27, 2001
Andrew Sheehy named to UI Foundation development post
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Andrew Sheehy of Iowa City has been named the University
of Iowa Foundations director of development for the College of Education.
Sheehy will focus on generating major private gift support for the college
and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Sheehy, who joined the UI Foundation July 24, previously served as associate
director of development at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. He also worked
in admissions at Grinnell College for four years.
Sheehy is looking forward to advancing the work of the College of Education.
The University of Iowa College of Education, which is ranked among
the top 35 programs in the nation, performs a critical role in preparing the
next generation of leaders in education, Sheehy said. The opportunity
to develop long-term support for the college and the Belin-Blank Center allows
the university to make commitments to faculty members who initiate important
research, develop stronger teaching programs, and invest in new teaching techniques.
Their work positively affects the nations youth, and thats very
gratifying for all who work to support the college.
A native of Ireland, Sheehy graduated from Grinnell College in 1992 with
a bachelors degree in Spanish. Sheehy and his wife, Shannon, have two
children, Jacob, 9, and Emmet, 4 months.
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.