Susan D. Vance ‘91, interim vice president of institutional advancement at Tusculum College, was recently informed that she has been selected to participate on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) III 2010 Conference Committee.
CASE’s national membership includes nearly 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools and educational associates in 60 countries around the world, making it one of the largest nonprofit education associations in terms of institutional membership.
CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.
Vance, who has been with Tusculum College’s Institutional Advancement Office since 2003 and has served as interim vice president since February 2007, has been involved with CASE conferences and professional development programs for the past five years and has served as a moderator in previous conferences.
“I am honored to have been asked to participate in the planning of the CASE III 2010 Conference,” Vance said. “This annual conference provides exceptional professional development opportunities for advancement, development and communications professionals in our region and has a tradition of bringing in prominent speakers, workshop leaders and moderators.”
According to Vance, the planning for the 2010 conference has already begun, despite the fact that she just returned from the 2009 event in Atlanta.
“The planning for next year’s conference starts before the end of this year’s conference in order for CASE to announce plans for the next session before the members head back to their home cities,” Vance said.
In her role with the planning committee, Vance will co-chair a new pre-conference workshop for emerging leaders in advancement.
The 2010 conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., and will be themed “INGENUI+Y.”
Vance added that through the years she has gotten to know many of the CASE leadership team and volunteers through shared professional development experiences and looks forward to working with the group.
“I appreciate the chance to give input on this important conference for our profession, and I look forward to planning an exciting and educational event in 2010 that will provide those working in the educational advancement field with the tools they need to be successful,” she said.
CASE District III advances and supports educational and professional institutions in the southeastern United States by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, fund raising, communications, marketing and other advancement professionals who serve them. Tusculum College is a part of District III, one of eight national districts CASE serves.