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UI Foundation promotes Sanders to associate vice president
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stephen T. Sanders, the University of Iowa Foundation's
director of development for the UI College of Medicine and the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), has been named to the new position
of associate vice president for health sciences development.
Sanders, who joined the foundation in June 1996, will continue to serve
as the chief development officer for the College of Medicine and UIHC.
In his new position, he will also have administrative responsibility for
the foundation's development programs in the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy,
In announcing the promotion, Michael J. New, the foundation's vice president
for development programs, said the position change reflects the foundation's
increased fund-raising activities in the health sciences, resulting from
the growing need for private support within the colleges and the UI Hospitals
"Steve's experience in this specialized area of development and
his excellent skills as a fund raiser are well suited to the challenges
of this new position," said New. "We created this position to
assure that we continue our team-based approach in all of our Health Sciences
Center fund-raising efforts. We believe Steve is the ideal person to lead
Among Sanders' ongoing responsibilities will be his role as director
of a major capital campaign for the College of Medicine, which will help
fund a new Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility, as well
as endowments for education and research. The campaign is in its early
stages and will be publicly launched next year.
"Speaking on behalf of the College of Medicine as well as UIHC,
I can say that we have been very pleased with Steve's efforts," said
Robert P. Kelch, dean of the College of Medicine, "and we believe
this promotion is well deserved. Steve has become an essential member
of our leadership team and has been particularly helpful in working with
alumni, faculty, and other important constituencies both within and outside
the college. Steve's new role will strengthen those valuable partnerships."
Prior to joining the UI Foundation, Sanders served as director of medical
development for the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1990 to 1996.
The center includes the School of Medicine in Kansas City and Wichita,
the School of Nursing and Allied Health, and the University of Kansas Hospital.
A native of Philadelphia, Sanders received his bachelor's degree in organizational
communication and sociology from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg,
The UI Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions
to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff work with alumni
and friends to provide scholarships, professorships, resources for equipment
and technology, and other forms of support for the UI.