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Colorado State Holds Open Forum Question And Answer Sessions For Vice President For University Advancement Candidates

Friday, August 7, 1998

FORT COLLINS--Colorado State University will hold open forum sessions for the two leading candidates for the position of vice president for university advancement.

John P. Scully, formerly vice president of external relations for US West Communications, is scheduled to speak at the first session scheduled for Monday, Aug. 10, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 208 of the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State campus.

Robert Hill, vice president for public relations at Syracuse University, will speak at the second session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the same location.

Scully, as vice president at US West from 1997 to 1998 was responsible for the company's 14-state territory, managing all facets of media and community relations. Prior to that, from 1988 to 1992 he served as vice president for business development and external affairs for US West NewVector Group, one of five officers who built a start-up company into a billion-dollar business. Scully was also a member of the State Board of Agriculture, the governing body of the Colorado State University system.

Hill, has held the vice presidency at Syracuse University since 1988. He is responsible for setting university policy, serving as spokesperson and acting as press secretary to the chancellor. From 1982 to 1988, he was a vice president for program development and developed and implemented a wide range of programs in fundraising, alumni relations and public relations.

At Colorado State, the vice president for university advancement is a key member of the institution's management team supporting the ongoing teaching, research and outreach mission of the university. The position oversees the management and coordination of university-wide development, alumni relations, university media and community relations, internal and external communications, publications, graphics and creative design services.

The search committee for this position has been chaired by Gerry Bomotti, vice president for administrative services.

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