July 18, 2011 — Coral Gables — The University of Miami’s Senior Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs, Sergio M. Gonzalez, has been elected to serve as a Trustee-at-Large for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association that serves educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
Gonzalez led the effort for the record-breaking campaign Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami. The campaign was launched in 2003 to raise $1 billion and by December 2007 had surpassed the goal to close out at $1.4 billion. He also oversees communications, government relations and alumni affairs for the University. Gonzalez has been with the University since 2001.
The CASE Board of Trustees sets policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization. The 30-member board is made up of four officers, eight district trustees and 18 at-large trustees. Gonzalez is a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy and serves on the planning committee for the 2011 CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders.
Prior to his appointment at UM, he served as Chief of Staff to Miami-Dade County Executive Mayor Alex Penelas. Before then he served as Director of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and Director of the Miami Dade County Homeless Trust.
Gonzalez is a South Florida native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. He is a member of the Florida Bar.
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