Insights

  • 30th Anniversary Of CAAE Part I: The Past

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    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAAE’s founding in 1989, the Association’s Winter Institute held in Scottsdale, AZ, in February 2020 featured three special panel discussions moderated by founding member Steve Grafton, President & CEO of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. The first panel featured fellow founding member Doug Dibbert, President of the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association, and Amy Button Renz, President and CEO of Kansas State Alumni Association, member since 1994, who together, took a look back at the founding of CAAE. Additional recollections were gathered in a post-Institute telephone interview with CAAE founding President Robert G. (Bob) Forman, Steve Grafton’s predecessor at the University of Michigan Alumni Association.

  • 30th Anniversary Of CAAE Part II: The Present

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    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAAE’s founding in 1989, the Association’s Winter Institute held in Scottsdale, AZ, in February 2020 featured three special panel discussions moderated by founding member Steve Grafton, President & CEO of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. The second panel featured Howard Wolf, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President of the Stanford Alumni Association, and Whitney Espich, CEO of MIT Alumni Association, who discussed the current challenges facing our profession and our Association.

  • 30th Anniversary Of CAAE Part III: The Future

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    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAAE’s founding in 1989, the Association’s Winter Institute held in Scottsdale, AZ, in February 2020 featured three special panel discussions moderated by founding member Steve Grafton, President & CEO of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. The final panel featured outgoing President, Barbara Dick, Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations, University of Toronto, in conversation with incoming President, F. Hoopes Wampler, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Dr. Lee Patouillet Retires After 40 Years Of Service

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    After 40 years of dedicated service to higher education, Dr. Lee Patouillet announced his retirement from the University of Tennessee, in February 2020. At the CAAE Winter Institute in Arizona, Lee shared some valuable professional and life lessons with his colleagues and friends in attendance, and was given a rousing standing ovation for his life’s work.

  • 2020 CAAE Fellows Recap

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    The 2020 CAAE Winter Institute featured the Fellows presentations earlier in the program to allow for the widespread participation by members – and the Fellows did not disappoint.