LEADERSHIP TRANSITION IN THE ACES OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT (FYI 03-22-2017)
Below is a March 16 email message from Dean Kidwell regarding a leadership transition in the ACES Office of Advancement.
I want to make you aware of a leadership transition in the Office of Advancement for the College of ACES. As of today, Associate Dean of Development Chad Vogel has left ACES to join the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA). I want to acknowledge Chad’s service to the College and to thank him for helping us prepare for a successful campaign.
Effective today, Kimberly Meenen will assume the role of Advancement team lead for the College of ACES. As a two-time Illinois alumna and a long-standing member of our Advancement team, Kimberly brings the experience and expertise needed to successfully lead us through this transition. Kimberly is well respected by staff, faculty, donors and alumni, and she has outstanding experience as a senior director of development. Kimberly also recently completed the Leading Forward Fellows Program, which is a yearlong leadership academy for campus advancement professionals sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. She is well positioned to make tremendous contributions in this interim role.
We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated, enthusiastic and talented individuals on our Advancement team. I am grateful to these people for the tireless efforts they make to advocate for the College. We also have tremendously loyal donors and alumni who are eager to partner with us to create a brilliant future for the College. We are making excellent progress in the advancement arena; I look forward to working closely with Kimberly and the Advancement team to keep our momentum moving forward.
As you are aware this is a critical position for the College, and I want to assure you that we will move forward with conducting a national search to hire the best possible candidate to serve as the next leader of advancement efforts before the campaign launches in the fall.
Advancement is a community effort and I ask you to please do your best to support and encourage Kimberly and the Advancement team during this transition.
Thank you for your consideration,