Indiana University Northwest has appointed Fred DeHaan to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. He will report to Chancellor Bruce Bergland, Ph.D. He replaces Jeff Lorber, Ed.D., who left to join Southern Illinois University as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
DeHaan has 16 years of professional experience in advancing the missions of both private and public educational institutions. These years are highlighted by extensive fundraising and university relations achievements.
Chancellor Bergland said, "I am very happy that Fred has accepted my offer to serve as our Interim Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. He has extensive experience in the development area around northwest Indiana, and is well regarded in the business community and highly regarded at Purdue University Calumet. Thus, he certainly will be able to ‘hit the ground running’ here and, along with our Director of Development Carmen Kent Bruner and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Kathryn Lantz, will be a very effective team."
"Indiana University is recognized nationally as one of the perennial fundraising leaders among all public universities. I am thrilled to join IU Northwest at this time with a goal of strengthening this regional campus with significant and growing private support," DeHaan said.
"I am pleased to build upon the good efforts of Dr. Jeff Lorber and his staff. We will seek to advance the university and forge meaningful relationships with our graduates, friends and donors."
Most recently as Interim Vice Chancellor at PUC, DeHaan led efforts to raise $4.2 million in the 2004 fiscal year toward a $10.8 million five-year campaign goal. Currently, the school has surpassed its original goal and has raised an estimated $13 million. Also in that role he implemented valuable new initiatives within a team of 15 personnel in the offices of university relations, alumni relations and advancement.
From 2001-2003, DeHaan served as the Executive Director of Foundations for Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. There he served as a key college spokesperson and co-directed a successful bond campaign to raise $25 million for facilities and technology.
DeHaan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich. He will complete a Master of Arts in Communications and Creative Arts at PUC in May 2006. Following graduation he will pursue a doctorate in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University.
He is a member of the Merrillville and Crown Point Chambers of Commerce. In March, as a member of the Munster Rotary Club, he helped establish a Youth Philanthropy Council for region teenagers in conjunction with Rotary International and the Legacy Foundation. DeHaan also served on the annual meeting planning committee for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI, in St. Louis.