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Baker’s Lambert named top executive

December 23, 2004

Daniel M. Lambert, Baker University president, has been named one of the nation's foremost educational leaders by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Lambert will receive the CASE District VI Chief Executive Leadership Award during the CASE District VI annual conference Jan. 10 in Kansas City, Mo.

"I was thrilled that the selection committee chose Dr. Lambert for this award,'' said Jerry Weakley, vice president for endowment and planned giving at Baker and chair of the CASE District Board of Directors. "I admire and respect Dr. Lambert greatly and have seen first-hand the benefit that Baker has received from his leadership."

Baker has made numerous strides since Lambert became president in 1987.

¢ Lambert was instrumental in forming Baker's School of Professional and Graduate Studies and School of Nursing, which together served nearly 2,300 students in the fall of 2004.

¢ Lambert has overseen $25 million in improvement projects, including construction of a 19th century English chapel that was moved stone by stone to the Baker campus.

¢ Under Lambert's leadership, Baker's endowment has grown from $5 million to $32 million, and the university has created five endowed chairs and professorships.

¢ Baker consistently has been named one of the Midwest's top colleges in such publications as U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

The Chief Executive Award, given annually to nine campus leaders, recognizes presidents and heads of independent schools for exceptional efforts to promote and support their institutions. Created in 1999, the award honors leaders for advancing their campuses by establishing positive images of the institutions, increasing their institutions' stature within the community, cultivating private support, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship among employees, especially those in the advancement professions.

The 2004 District VI Chief Executive Award went to Phillip Dubois, president of Wyoming University. CASE District VI is made up of eight states and currently serves 188 institutional members and 776 individual members. CASE is the principle organization for professional development in the fields of educational

advancement, development, alumni relations, communications and publications, marketing, and management and advancement services.

Baker, founded in 1858, is the oldest college in Kansas.

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