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Kateman to serve Columbia College as executive director of Development and Alumni Services

(Columbia, Mo.)- Michael Kateman has joined Columbia College as executive director of Development and Alumni Services. He will be responsible for a full range of fundraising activities such as planned giving, the annual fund, donor relations and capital campaigns. He also will direct alumni relations.

Prior to joining Columbia College, Kateman served in all areas of institutional advancement during his 19-year tenure at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Most recently he served as executive director for arts development and planning. His former positions at the University of Missouri-Columbia include executive director of advancement for the College of Arts and Science, director of gift planning and endowments, director of the Mizzou Annual Fund, director of university events and activities and assistant director of alumni relations.

Kateman's diverse marketing, public relations and fundraising background includes healthcare, the arts, human services and higher education. He is a nationally recognized speaker on marketing and advertising planned giving techniques.

He also is a former instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and past presenter for the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, the Big 12 Development Conference and planned giving conferences coast to coast.

He served as NCPG education chair for two years and on the 2003 NCPG conference committee. His work has been published in Planned Giving Today, The Journal of Gift Planning and the Planned Giving Design Center's Gift Planning Digest.

Kateman is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a Master of Arts from the School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. He also attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year through its Day Campus, Evening Campus, 31 Nationwide Campuses, Online Campus and Graduate Studies Program.

Columbia College was founded in 1851 as Christian Female College, the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. In 1970, the college was renamed Columbia College when it opened its doors to men and women.