John Faranda ’79 named Ambassador-at-Large

The following is an announcement from President Hiram Chodosh:

I would like to update you on two related, exciting changes regarding the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

First, I am pleased to announce that John Faranda ’79, who has served as Vice President for Alumni and Parent Relations since 2005, will be assuming a key position as Vice President and Ambassador-at-Large for the College. Over a period of a remarkable 30 years, John has served in many significant roles for CMC, including as an associate vice president, general secretary, and director of development. He has worked with hundreds of dedicated alumni and parent volunteer leaders on many of our most successful outreach and engagement programs. In 2010, the CMC Alumni Association established the John P. Faranda ’79 Student Service Award to recognize John’s exemplary contributions to the College. This is the next exciting chapter in John’s career at CMC. In this role, John will work with me to focus his full attention on strengthening and sustaining our personal and community relationships with our special alumni and friends, both domestically and internationally.

Second, Evan Rutter ’06 will assume overall responsibility for the leadership of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Evan has done an outstanding job during the past two years as director of the office, through the creation of ImpactCMC, expanded programming for reunion weekend, strong support for the parent board, and many other important initiatives. Evan will continue to work closely with me to support the Alumni Association and Parent Network and will report to Ernie Iseminger, the Vice President of Advancement. This reporting change will bring together the main aspects of our external work and help create an even closer ongoing connection with alumni and parent relations, public affairs, and development. These changes take effect on July 1.

Please join me in congratulating both John and Evan in their newly expanded roles for the College.

Very best,

Hiram

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