Changes to Alumni Affairs, Development Announced

June 21, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Pending the departure from the University of Guelph of Joanne Shoveller, vice-president (advancement), president Alastair Summerlee has asked three individuals to assume additional roles and responsibilities within the department of alumni affairs and development:

  • Karen Bertrand to assistant vice-president (major gift advancement);

  • Jason Moreton to assistant vice-president (alumni advancement); and

  • Lyndon Stewart to chief operating officer (advancement services).

This past March, Shoveller was named executive director for alumni and development at INSEAD, an international graduate business school and research institution. She agreed to postpone her new appointment until Aug. 1 to ensure a successful transition, especially for the BetterPlanet Project fundraising campaign, which runs until 2014.

A full search for a new vice-president (advancement) will take place as the campaign concludes. That will allow U of G’s next president to be involved in the search, said Summerlee, whose term was extended to coincide with the campaign’s completion.

“I am pleased that Karen, Jason and Lyndon have agreed to take on increased responsibilities, and I am confident that we will successfully achieve the unprecedented goals of The BetterPlanet Project,” Summerlee said.

“With their increased responsibilities, and the overall goal to complete the campaign, I have asked them to allocate resources to position the department for the greatest success.”

Launched publicly in fall 2010, the BetterPlanet Project aims to raise $200 million to help U of G improve research and teaching. So far, the campaign has raised more than $137 million.

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