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Nancy Dailey Named New V.P. for Institutional Advancement

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ John Ettling, president of the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, today announced the appointment of Nancy A. Dailey as vice president for institutional advancement effective Oct. 4.  Dailey is currently the vice chancellor for external relations at Indiana University Kokomo (IUK).

She will assume the leadership role in institutional advancement from John R. Homburger, vice president for business affairs, who has served as the interim vice president for institutional advancement for the past year.

President John Ettling said the college community would find Nancy Dailey to be a very capable and qualified individual in this position.

"Given the current state of reality in higher education, the chief institutional advancement officer is fundamental in the development of financial resources for new programs and degrees if a college is to advance the education of our future businesspeople and leaders," said Ettling.

"I am very pleased that Nancy has accepted the position as vice president for institutional advancement. She is a very capable and knowledgeable individual with a considerable background in development, alumni relations and communications."

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

"I have every confidence in the leadership of President Ettling and an appreciation for the importance of SUNY Plattsburgh to the region," said Dailey. "Its people and programs are second to none, and I am deeply committed to helping advance the campus.  I look forward to meeting the campus community, alumni and friends and becoming a part of the Plattsburgh community.  It is a great place to live and to work."

Ettling also thanked John Homburger for his service as interim vice president for institutional advancement and for chairing the search committee.

"It is hard to put in to words how valuable John Homburger has been as a leader throughout the past year. However, I want to thank him on behalf of the college community for his service to his alma mater."

Ettling added, "I also want to thank the members of the search committee for their time and effort.  I believe the committee should be proud of its success in finding a very qualified individual in Nancy."


Dailey has served as vice chancellor for external relations at Indiana University Kokomo since June 2000 and oversees development, alumni programming, donor relations, legislative affairs, communications and marketing. The Office of External Relations oversees the raising of external funds for the college and coordinates campus contacts with the Indiana legislature and other government agencies.

Prior to joining IUK as vice chancellor, she was the director of development-major gifts at Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences (Bloomington).

Dailey also has served as director of annual giving for the University of Florida Foundation; associate director of development and director of annual giving at Ball State University; and editor-in chief of corporate communications at Resort Condominiums International, Inc. in Indianapolis.

She has also worked as a journalist for Indiana Business Magazine , The Muncie Star , and as a freelance writer and editor, with articles appearing in such publications as National Geographic .

Dailey holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Purdue University and has done postgraduate work in radio/television and business at Ball State University.

Dailey and her husband, Richard, have a son, Larry, who is a lawyer and in graduate school.

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