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In brief

Winter 2016

Iseminger departs; Education Foundation Exec joins Development 

In the weeks leading up to the holiday break, an announcement went out to the campus community that Ernie Iseminger, Vice President of Advancement, had resigned his position to pursue other opportunities.

“Ernie … made significant contributions in several key areas,” said President Hiram Chodosh in the announcement, which was sent in early December.

Chodosh noted that, during his six years at CMC, Iseminger completed the $635 million Campaign for Claremont McKenna and worked on a wide variety of other projects, including the current $100 million Student Imperative fundraising initiative as well as the Kravis Prize and preparations for the Roberts Pavilion.

In the wake of Iseminger’s departure, Chodosh appointed former Associate Dean of Yale Law School, Carroll Stevens, to serve as Development’s Acting Executive Director. 

“Carroll comes to us with an extraordinary track record of experience in development (including foundation leadership), advising and consulting educational systems and organizations, and financial innovation driving access to higher education,” Chodosh said.

In addition to his Yale deanship, Stevens currently serves as President of the LRAP Foundation and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the LRAP Association, a leading organization devoted to promoting accessibility and success in higher education. 

Honoring Ricardo Quinones

An effort is under way to establish an endowed student scholarship fund honoring Ricardo Quinones, longtime emeritus professor of literature at CMC.