Grant development director to serve on national board

— Judith Cawhorn, Executive Director of Grant Development at Mott Community College in Flint, has been named to the 2011 Board of Directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Washington, DC.

She will serve a one-year term as an At- Large Director and a member of the Strategic Alliance Committee of the Board.

Cawhorn has been Executive Director of Grant Development at MCC since June 1998. During that time she has served in many leadership roles at CRD including Chair of the Federal Funding Task Force, 2009 and 2010 Board Member, Co-Chair of the Specialist Training and member of the Special Task Force on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She has also presented many Webinars for CRD and made presentations at the national and regional CRD Conferences.

CRD supports professionals and develops leaders engaged in community college resource development through education, advocacy and mentoring.

M. Richard Shaink, President of Mott Community College stated, “Mott College is fortunate to have Judith represent us at the national level through her leadership on the Council for Resource Development. Her activities strengthen the college’s efforts to bring more federal resources into our community. These resources help us achieve our mission of providing accessible and relevant education to our students and the development of a viable workforce, which are major factors in improving quality of life and revitalizing our community.”

CRD represents more than 1,600 community college resource development officers at more than 730 two-year colleges, and is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Members include grant development and management officers, college foundation executive directors, alumni officers, major and planned gifts officers, and faculty, staff, and presidents who engage in activities to raise resources to support the mission of the nation’s community colleges. — G.G.

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