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May 11, 2001

Biondi Chosen CASE Chief Executive of the Year

ST. LOUIS - The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has selected Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi, SJ, to receive the Chief Executive Leadership Award for CASE District VI. Biondi will speak and receive the award during the June 30-July 3 CASE International Assembly 2001, Building Bridges, in San Francisco.

"With this prestigious award, we want to thank Lawrence Biondi, SJ, for his commitment to institutional advancement and to recognize his sizable talents and successes at Saint Louis University," said John Amato, CASE District 6 selection committee chair.

CASE is the largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership and serves some 28,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of member institutions. CASE's primary purpose is to help members advance the cause of education.

The mid America district of the international, nonprofit association recognizes one chief executive annually who demonstrates the following abilities: creates a vision and inspires others, establishes a positive image for the institution while leading it to even higher levels of success, encourages risk-taking among employees, increases the institution's stature in the community and serves as an active and supportive participant in significant advancement efforts.

CASE is based in Washington, DC, and fosters the development of overall advancement & management, alumni relations, communications and development.

Membership includes more than 2,900 colleges, universities and independent schools in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and 27 other countries. The mid America district includes the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Saint Louis University is a leading Catholic, Jesuit, research institution ranked 24th in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report 2001 "best buy" list. Founded in 1818, the University strives to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of its 11,000 students through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs on campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain.

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