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Search underway for new advancement VP

A 12-member committee leads national search

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

​Central Michigan University President Bob Davies has announced a search for the university's next vice president for advancement.

The new hire will replace Bob Martin, who will retire from his role effective June 30. Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is assisting with the search. 

Michael Alford, CMU Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics, and Dave Keilitz, chair of the CMU Advancement Board, will co-chair the search committee. Other committee members are:

  • Concha Allen, faculty, marketing and hospitality services administration.
  • William Kanine, Advancement Board member.
  • Betty Kirby, interim dean, College of Education and Human Services.
  • Tom Masterson, dean, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.
  • Vincent Mumford, faculty, physical education and sport.
  • Marcie Otteman, executive director, alumni relations and development strategies.
  • Nathan Tallman, president, CMU National Alumni Board.
  • Barrie Wilkes, vice president, Finance and Administrative Services.
  • Cali Clark, director of employment and compensation, human resources.
  • Amy Motz, administrative support.

The committee, which will begin meeting this week, plans to review all candidates with the goal of having a vice president for advancement starting in fall 2019.  Michael Alford will serve as interim vice president until the position is filled.

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