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Release: Immediate

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 Iowa.