Monday, September 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    AUGUST 27, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4067, JUNE STEPHENS (626) 914-8825

 

June Stephens to Lead Citrus College Foundation

June Stephens has been chosen to become Citrus College’s executive director of development and external relations.  Stephens was previously executive director, foundation/institutional advancement at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, where she led the college’s fundraising, marketing and communications efforts. 

“I am pleased and honored to be selected to join Citrus College and to be part of a long and rich history, as well as a tradition of excellence,” Stephens said.  “I look forward to working with an outstanding faculty and staff, leadership committed to student success, and a Foundation that supports the mission of Citrus College.”

Stephens brings a wealth of experience in the area of institutional advancement. She is credited for developing award-winning marketing and advertising campaigns and raising millions of dollars for education. 

“Ms. Stephens is an accomplished professional whose talent and expertise will be a tremendous contribution to our institution,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College.  “She will have an instrumental role in advancing the college to a new level of excellence.”

Stephens’ accomplishments at Cuesta College included launching a $310 million bond campaign and increasing the Foundation’s assets by 100 percent.

“My 25 years of experience in the California Community College System, specifically in resource development, marketing, and external relations, will compliment the vision and experience of Dr. Geraldine Perri, superintendent/president,” she said.  “Dr. Perri and I both recognize and embrace the importance of the community and are passionate about student success.”

Stephens has a master’s degree in education and counseling and a bachelor’s degree in business and management from the University of Redlands.   She holds a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

“Citrus College is very fortunate to have June Stephens on the staff,” said Dr. Gary L. Woods, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.   “Her institutional advancement experience, successful fundraising record, and marketing expertise will be critical to Citrus College’s success as we provide access to higher education, prepare our students for the 21st century workplace, and serve our communities.”


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    AUGUST 27, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4067, JUNE STEPHENS (626) 914-8825