FLORENCE — John P. (Jay) Dowd was recently elected an at-large member of District III, the southeast district, board of directors of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Dowd is the vice president for development at Francis Marion University and executive director of the FMU Foundation.
As a member of the CASE District III board, Dowd’s duties will include assisting with strategic planning, reviewing the district’s constitution and bylaws and planning for the district conference. In addition, Dowd served as a co-chairperson of the district’s program committee’s philanthropy track in 2004 and 2005.
A native of Bennettsville, Dowd earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Winthrop University and a master’s degree in student personnel services at the University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Kim, currently live in Florence and have two children, Gibson and Brauer.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE is one of the largest nonprofit educational associations in the world, serving members from more than 3,300 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools. CASE works to help its members raise funds for campus projects, market their institutions to prospective students and promote the importance of education worldwide.
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