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Wells Elected CASE Chair

Scott Snowden Wells, director of development for the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, has been elected chair of District III for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE District III, composed of nine states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Miss-issippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, has more than 540 member institutions, and over 4,200 professional members. Wells’ term as chair is for 2005 through 2007, and she is the first person from East Carolina University to serve in this position.


CASE is the largest international association of educational institutions, with more than 3,200 four-year college and university, two-year technical and community college, independent elementary and secondary school, system office, affiliated foundation, and alumni association members around the world.

Representing these institutions are more than 40,000 advancement professionals in the disciplines of alumni relations, communications and marketing, advancement services, and development.

CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession, and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern, while promoting the importance of education worldwide.

Marilyn Sheerer, interim vice chancellor for university advancement, said, “We are proud to have Scott serve in this role for District III. Her work with CASE will allow us to have a direct link to that organization and, thus, access to best practices in the field.”

Wells, a Greenville native, holds two degrees from East Carolina University, a BS in English in 1975, and a MAED in Education in 1986. She joined ECU as the assistant director of alumni relations in 1987, and has served as the Harriot College director of development since 1998.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 9, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at