UB's Chief Alumni Officer Appointed to CASE Commission

By Arthur Page

Release Date: May 15, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Graham G. Stewart of East Amherst, associate vice president for alumni relations at the University at Buffalo, has been named to a three-year term on the Commission on Alumni Relations of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

He will join 20 other alumni relations executives who represent colleges and universities from across the U.S., Europe and Asia. CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications and development at colleges, universities and independent schools. Its Commission on Alumni Relations frames and directs research to examine and evaluate professional practices and to ensure that they reflect current knowledge, emerging issues and trends and the highest ethical and professional standards.

Stewart has been recognized five times as a CASE "faculty star." He is a faculty member and former chair for the Workshop for Newcomers in Alumni Relations, and has led conference sessions on strategic marketing, collaboration with student affairs, and negotiation. He is a member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives and a former member of the Association of Private College and University Alumni Directors.

Before joining UB last October, he was director of alumni relations at Ithaca College for seven years. Prior to that, he was director of admission for Ithaca College's school of music, director of marketing and public relations for Cornell University's performing arts center, and marketing manager for Time Warner cable television.

He holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance and a master's degree in organizational communication, learning, and design, both from Ithaca College.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 27,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.