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University Heights, OH- Doreen Knapp Riley joins John Carroll University as Vice President for University Advancement. She will oversee Development, Alumni Relations, and Marketing and Communications. Ms. Riley comes to John Carroll from Washington, D.C., where she was the director of foundation programs at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). She also previously served as vice president of development for The Aspen Institute. Her extensive international event management and development experience includes the following key career posts: deputy director of the 1996 Olympic Village in Atlanta, director of management for the 1994 World Cup USA; director of development for Special Gifts, Kent State University; special assistant to the vice president of advancement, University of Georgia. In announcing her appointment, John Carroll University President, Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., said, “I appreciate the experience, energy and commitment Doreen brings to Carroll. I look forward to working with her to take John Carroll to the national prominence consistent with our accomplishments and tradition.” A native of Northeast Ohio, Doreen holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. Contact: Tonya Strong-Charles | Director of Media Relations | 216.397.1958 or John Carroll University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a liberal arts university grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The university has some 3,100 plus undergraduates and just over 700 graduate students. The U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 annual college guide ranks John Carroll University among the top 10 master’s-degree granting universities in the Midwest and first in average graduation rate. Originally founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886, the university was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities located in the United States.