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President Harris Elected Treasurer of Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The membership of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has elected Dr. James T. Harris III, president of Widener University, as treasurer of the organization’s Board of Trustees.
President Harris
Harris was one of 13 individuals elected to fill open positions on the 30-member board, which sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization. The results were announced during the annual membership meeting at the 2013 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement in San Francisco, Calif.

Harris has served CASE as a trustee-at-large since 2011, and received the 2011 CASE District II Executive Leadership Award.

Prior to his presidency at Widener University, Harris served as president of Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. He has held numerous senior advancement positions, including vice president for advancement at Wright State University and vice president for advancement at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

Today, CASE's membership includes more than 3,600 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 76 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the largest nonprofit education associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE now serves more than 70,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 17,000 professional members on its roster.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, experiential learning and leadership development are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,500 students. Visit the university website,