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University makes three new appointments

Three individuals have been appointed to University-wide positions:

Hollis S. Budd, director of alumni relations and development at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, will become vice president for development for the University as of November 1, upon the retirement of Vice President and General Secretary Roger Lathan. In her new role, Budd will report to President Thomas H. Jackson and will work with him in maintaining and strengthening relations with major supporters of the University.

Budd joined the Simon School in 1988, rising in rank within the development office until she became director of alumni relations and development in 1994. She has served on the boards of the Children's Hospital at Strong, Friends of the School of the Arts, Jewish Family Service, and Jewish Community Center.

José J. Coronas, who recently retired as president of Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics Inc., and earlier had been vice president and general manager of the Clinical Diagnostics Division of Eastman Kodak Company, has been named special assistant to the president for corporate relations. Coronas will coordinate the activities of University offices involved with corporate partners--for instance, the offices involved in research, clinical trials, technology transfer, placement, and development, in order to optimize results. Those offices will not report to him, but will continue to be part of the various components of the University to which they are now related.

He will also continue to teach at the Simon School, where he serves on the Trustees' Visiting Committee (and where he earned an M.B.A. through the Executive Development Program, and, in 1995, received the Distinguished Alumni Award). Coronas is currently a director of Oncor Inc., of Gaithersburg, Md., a leading cancer diagnostics company, and serves on the boards of several local organizations.

Jack Kreckel, director of planned giving and major gifts for the College, has in addition been named University associate vice president for planned giving. He will maintain responsibilities for major gifts for the College, but also will report to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Richard P. Miller, Jr. for his functions relating to planned-giving activities University-wide. Miller continues to be responsible for the coordination of the various alumni relations and development offices around the University.

Kreckel joined the University in 1982 as assistant director of annual giving. In his current position as director of planned giving and major gifts for the College, he is also responsible for regional alumni councils around the country. An award-winning presenter for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, he was co-founder and past president of the Planned Giving Council of Upstate New York, and is currently a board member of the National Committee on Planned Giving.

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