Kenneth L. Converse, vice president for institutional advancement at Buena Vista University, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Commission on Philanthropy according to an announcement from Judith Leicht, chair of the CASE Board of Trustees. Converse was selected from more than 200 highly qualified candidates to serve on the CASE commission.
The CASE Commission on Philanthropy supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge in philanthropy; frames and directs research to examine and evaluate professional practices; and develops and monitors programs and services to ensure that they reflect current knowledge, emerging issues and trends, and the highest ethical and professional standards.
Converse joined Buena Vista University in 1995 as director of development. Last year, he was named vice president for institutional advancement. "We're proud of Ken's professional recognition by CASE," said BVU President Frederick Moore. "His outstanding leadership is taking our development effort to the next level."
A graduate of South Dakota State University, Converse earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
A frequent speaker and facilitator at CASE conferences and workshops, Converse serves as chair of the FarmHouse Foundation. He is past president of Genesis Development Inc. of Storm Lake and Jefferson.