July 29, 2013
Maureen Winney Elected President of SUNY Council for University Advancement.
Maureen Winney, at right, is seen with Genesee Valley Center alumna Margaret Corbin ‘72
Director of Alumni and Student Relations Maureen Winney was elected president of the SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) at its annual conference on Long Island in June.
Winney has served on the board in the roles of secretary and vice president overseeing the annual Awards for Excellence program. In addition, she was inducted into the SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame in 2009 and has been the alumni observer to the SUNY Board of Trustees.
The board comprises 22 members from the comprehensive colleges, community colleges and university centers. These professionals represent the areas of alumni relations, public relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations, marketing, new media and Web design.
“My colleagues on this board are really the best professionals I know. Their commitment to their campuses and to SUNY is second to none and I am grateful for their confidence,” said Winney. “This year, we would like to further strengthen our relationship with SUNY and the chancellor’s office. In so doing, we are taking a look at some critical SUNY-wide issues, including sustainability and Start Up NY, in hopes of being a true resource on such issues for the membership.”
Tracing its origins to the early 1950s and the first years of the State University of New York, SUNYCUAD began its service to public higher education as the University Public Relations Council. More than a half-century later, SUNYCUAD represents all professionals employed in a cross-section of institutional advancement areas at every state university campus. SUNYCUAD has evolved from a small corps of public relations officers into a diverse membership.