Bruce Loessin, a senior administrator with extensive experience in institutional development and external relations, has been named senior vice president for university relations and development at Case Western Reserve University by interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. He will start on January 16.
Loessin, senior vice president and chairman of institutional relations and development for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, returns to Case where he led university relations and fund-raising efforts from 1991 to 2001.
"I am excited and pleased that Bruce Loessin is coming back home to Case Western Reserve University. We are confident in his ability to create synergy between our university relations and development efforts, and his leadership and experience will help position this university for the future," Eastwood said.
Loessin brings more than 30 years of experience in development, university relations and alumni affairs to Case.
"I have loyal friends and colleagues at the university and think this is a wonderful opportunity to come home to the university community," Loessin said.
In his role at the Cleveland Clinic, Loessin led the Cleveland Clinic to national prominence in philanthropic results, raising the bar in private-fund attainment from $36 million in 2000 to $203 million in 2006.
Loessin first joined Case in 1991 as vice president for development and alumni affairs. He was promoted to senior vice president for university relations in February 2001. Under his leadership, the university set several fund-raising records, including record highs in 19 fundraising categories during the 1999–2000 fiscal years.
Prior to joining Case, Loessin served from 1985 to 1991 as vice president for university relations and development for the University of Pittsburgh. He also has been vice president for university affairs and development at the University of Hartford and vice president for institutional development at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.
A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in political science, Loessin obtained his master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.
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