April 14, 2006

Case Western Reserve University names executive director of alumni relations; will also lead new alumni association

Dan Clancy

Daniel T. Clancy of Westlake has been named executive director of alumni relations at Case Western Reserve University, effective immediately. He had been serving as interim executive director since June 2005.

As executive director, Clancy is responsible for directing and implementing a comprehensive alumni relations program to engage alumni participation and increase alumni satisfaction. He oversees all areas of alumni relations, including alumni and student programs; regional and chapter programs; alumni communications; affinity programs and staffing the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Clancy is an alumnus of the university. He graduated from the Western Reserve University School of Law in 1962 and has worked in a variety of roles at the university including as faculty, administrator and adviser.

Case Western Reserve University has more than 100,000 living alumni.

"We are honored to be able to continue to draw from Dan's insight and leadership to continue to steward our alumni traditions and celebrate our future programs," said Lara A. Kalafatis, Case's vice president for university relations. "As a Case alumnus who also has been at the university serving in several capacities for many years, Dan was our clear choice to lead Case's alumni outreach and programming efforts. He also was heavily involved, along with a talented staff and alumni, in the development of the new Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University."

Kalafatis said Clancy also will lead the alumni association, the nearly one-year-old unified organization encompassing the more than 25 existing school and university-based alumni associations and affinity groups within the university. The group is inclusive of all alumni, providing opportunities for alumni to engage in strategic university planning efforts and playing an important role in Case's mission.

In addition, Clancy has been spearheading the ongoing campaign to plan, develop and build Alumni House, a new gathering place for all alumni to meet, network, socialize, conduct business and have a "home away from home" that is in a central location and near current Case students. The campaign is for $10 million, and nearly $6 million has been committed to the university from alumni and friends.

A Cleveland native, Clancy, a graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Following his graduation from Western Reserve University's law school, Clancy served as a special agent for the FBI from 1962-1965. Included in his assignments was the march of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activists from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in the spring of 1965.

Clancy also served as an associate dean at the School of Law, where he had numerous interactions with law student Michael Magness, who is the current president of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University. Clancy most recently served as special assistant to the vice president for university relations.

Clancy and his wife, Carol, have five children and eight grandchildren.

For more information: Laura M. Massie (216)-368-4442.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, April 14, 2006 09:40 AM | News Topics: Alumni

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