CONTACT: ALAN SWANSON
Senior Vice President
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
UI Foundation announces management staff promotions
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Foundation president Michael J.
New has announced two promotions within the organization's management group,
effective Jan. 18.
Alan Swanson, who has served as the foundation's vice president for
communications and administration since 1985, has been named senior vice
president for development services. Swanson, who joined the foundation
in 1973, will continue to oversee the organization's wide range of fund-raising
support services, including communications, development research and records,
information systems, and other key functional areas.
"This title change reflects the expanding scope of Alan's responsibilities
as the foundation responds to the university's increasing needs for private
support and related development services," New says. "As senior
vice president, Alan also will fulfill the duties of president in the event
of my absence, a role for which he is exceptionally well qualified."
Steve Sanders, who was appointed as the foundation's associate vice
president for health sciences development last year, has been named vice
president for development programs, a position held by New before he became
foundation president in July 1998. In his new position Sanders will oversee
15 or more of the foundation's constituent development officers, who are
responsible for raising private gifts on behalf of the UI's colleges and
other programs. Sanders joined the UI Foundation in 1996 as director of
development for the UI College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics (UIHC).
"As vice president for development programs, Steve will utilize
his highly effective supervisory skills and substantial experience in major-gift
fund raising to assist our development officers in maximizing private support
for the university," New says. "He also will play an even more
critical role in planning and coordinating the foundation's ongoing development
programs as we plan for a major, university-wide fund-raising campaign."
The University of Iowa Foundation, organized in 1956, is the preferred
channel of support for private gifts to all areas of the University of