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Vice President Rickey N. McCurry Helping Lead Conference of Great Lakes Advancement Professionals

December 10, 2012

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  Rickey N. McCurry
 

Rickey N. McCurry, vice president for institutional advancement at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is board chair of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) Great Lakes District. The group of education advancement professionals is having its annual conference through Tuesday, December 11, in Chicago.

CASE V includes more than 2,500 alumni administrators, fund raisers, public and media relations managers, publications editors, communications and marketing professionals, and government relations officers at more than 400 institutions in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

More than 1,500 professionals from CASE V and VI (eight other Midwestern states) have gathered for this week's conference. Sessions cover topics in alumni relations, development, communications, advancement services, and professional development.

McCurry, completing his first year in a two-year term as CASE V chair, received CASE's Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation CEO of the Year Award in 2009. He has been a featured presenter for several CASE national and district conferences, a former member of CASE's Institutionally Related Foundations Board, a member of CASE's Circle of Excellence Award Committee and a member of CASE's Philanthropy Commission.

"I have found CASE to be an excellent resource for professional and personal development throughout my career, and it is my hope that CASE V provides those same qualities for new, mid-career, and veteran higher-education advancement professionals," said McCurry.

With a diverse background in higher-education administration and teaching, McCurry has been consistently successful in resource generation and financial management. Since 2011 he has set the strategies for fundraising and alumni affairs that support Rose-Hulman's long-range educational objectives. He also serves as a member of the president's administrative cabinet.

Before joining Rose-Hulman, McCurry spent 11 years as vice chancellor for institutional advancement and chief executive officer of the Southern Illinois University Foundation. His advancement career also included positions at University of Tennessee, the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Penn State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.

McCurry earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University's School of Law after graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in history from Lane College. He is a former member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Tennessee Bar Association. Besides CASE, he is a member of the National Association of College and Universities Attorneys.

Learn more about CASE V at http://www.casefive.org/.

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McCurry earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University's School of Law after graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in history from Lane College. He is a former member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Tennessee Bar Association. Besides his association with CASE, he is a member of the National Association of College and Universities Attorneys and member of Terre Haute Regional Hospital's Board of Trustees.