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VP for Alumni Relations Search Under Way

President James Wright has appointed Provost Barry Scherr to chair the search for a new vice president for alumni relations following Stan Colla's '66, Tu'86 announcement of his decision to step down from the position. In his twelve years as vice president, Colla worked to strengthen communications with alumni and enhance programs for younger alumni and affinity groups.

Other search committee members are Karen McKeel Calby '81 and Richard Routhier '73, Tu'76, the current and incoming presidents of the Alumni Council; Ozzie Harris '81, special assistant to the president for institutional diversity and equity; Carrie Pelzel '54A, vice president for development; and Cheryl Reynolds, executive director and secretary to the board of trustees. Dennis Barden, from the search firm of EMN/Witt/Kiefer, will coordinate the search, and all initial inquiries should be directed to him at (630) 990-1370. Scherr says he hopes to fill this important position as quickly as possible.

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Last Updated: 7/24/18