CASE Begins Search For New President

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) this week formally launched its search for a new president and chief executive officer.

John Lippincott, appointed in 2004 as the organization’s ninth president and CEO, informed members earlier this year that he will retire in January 2015. He is the longest-serving president in its 40-year history.

Oregon State University Foundation President and CEO Mike Goodwin, chair-elect of the Board of Trustees, will chair the presidential search committee. CASE has hired Korn Ferry International to coordinate the search. The firm also handled the search for a new president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) earlier this year.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE has increased membership 20 percent in the last decade, to more than 3,650 schools, colleges and universities, representing more than 73,000 advancement professionals in more than 80 countries. The organization also has offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. It was founded in 1974, the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of senior executive-level leadership within an association, academic institution, foundation, or philanthropic organization of a similar or large scale and scope,” according to the job posting.

CASE recorded its highest operating revenues in history for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013 and is on track to exceed that record in the current fiscal year. Last year, the organization reported total revenue of $19.485 million, up from $16 million the previous year, and almost $3 million in revenue less expenses, according to its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990.