Message from the Chair

 Dear CASE VIII Colleagues,

Mark Koenig, CASE District VIII Chair

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to CASE District VIII! I am honored to serve the district as chair. I invite you to explore this website, get involved, and actively engage with colleagues across the district.

The CASE VIII district is comprised of 153 member institutions in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest and we are proud to be associated with CASE, the premier professional association for educational advancement. Our district has a unique international aspect because we include both U.S. and Canadian institutions, which gives us a distinct advantage as the advancement profession-and CASE itself-become more and more globally oriented.

The mission of our district is to serve and support all members by offering outstanding professional development and informational resources, exemplifying professional best practices, recognizing exceptional work and accomplishments, and advocating for increased diversity in the industry, while remaining mindful of geographic locations, institutional types, and advancement fields.

Each year, we host our Annual District Conference, where we welcome hundreds of colleagues for a variety of educational programming, networking and exploration of the latest trends in advancement and technology. I hope you will join us for our 2017 conference, set for February 1-3 in Seattle.

As chair, I look forward to building on the successes of our past , to developing a robust volunteer network, and to serving our members through meaningful programming, discussion of trending topics, and open dialogue with peers across the country.

I want to hear from you! I hope you will become engaged with the district leadership and with other members, tell us what types of programming is most useful to you, and encourage your colleagues and staff to get involved.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your district chair. My "door" is always open, and I welcome your phone calls, emails and LinkedIn connections.

With best regards,

Mark Koenig
Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services, Oregon State University Foundation
CASE District VIII Chair