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Anne Hansen Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ John Ettling, president of the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, today announced the appointment of Anne Hansen as vice president for institutional advancement effective later this summer.  Hansen is currently serving in the same role at Saint Michael's College in Burlington, Vt.

Anne Hansen will become Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SUNY Plattsburgh later this summer. President John Ettling said he was delighted with Anne Hansen and the wide support of her candidacy for the position.

I can tell you that many individuals from across campus and in the community expressed their support for Anne following the exhausting two-day campus visit she completed earlier this month. From my discussions with her and comments from others, I believe Anne has the expertise and knowledge that will prove beneficial to our students, faculty and to the future of SUNY Plattsburgh, said Ettling.

Hansen said she was looking forward to working with the new president, the vice presidents, the campus and the Plattsburgh community in her new position.

While visiting with members of the campus and Plattsburgh community, I was very impressed with the high level of enthusiasm, commitment and pride in SUNY Plattsburgh, said Hansen. 

It will be a pleasure to work with President Ettling, the dedicated members of the Institutional Advancement team, the directors of the Plattsburgh College Foundation and other community members as we grow the outreach and development programs and take SUNY Plattsburgh to the next level.  I am very excited to be joining such a vibrant community.

President Ettling thanked everyone who took part in the selection process and especially the committee members. 

Dr David Mowry (university distinguished professor of philosophy and director of the Redcay Honors Center) and Mr. Trent Trahan (president of the Plattsburgh College Foundation) are to be commended for their excellent leadership as co-chairs of the search committee during the past six months.  They and the other members of the committee provided valuable assistance in bringing this search to a successful conclusion.

Hansen's background in development started nearly 13 years ago when she was named class agent coordinator at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1993. She was responsible for seeking support from the alumni of the college. She later served as medical annual fund officer and later medical development and alumni affairs director at the college of medicine.

In 1994, she was named director of special gifts at Saint Michael's College and served as a development team leader.
In October 2001, she was named interim vice president for institutional advancement at St. Michael's College and was later promoted to the permanent position in July 2002.

She oversees the development, alumni programming, donor relations, public relations and communications departments at the college. As chief development officer, Hansen successfully concluded Saint Michael's seven-year capital campaign on June 30, 2005 with gifts and pledges totaling $52.8 million. Hansen's leadership led annual average support for the college to increase from $2 million to $7.5 million during the Visions Campaign.

Hansen holds a bachelor of arts in business administration and English from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.  She and her husband, David, live in Grand Isle, Vt. with their nephew, Robert.

SUNY Plattsburgh is located in upstate New York nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and nearby Lake Champlain. The College enrolls more than 6,200 students in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

SUNY Plattsburgh sponsors a distinctive array of centers and outreach programs and serves as an intellectual, cultural, and artistic center for the Lake Champlain/Adirondack region of New York. Beyond the current student body, the College represents more than 52,000 alumni.

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