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Cecilia Alatriz Tobar Appointed Jones School Director of Development

HOUSTON, May 4, 2006—Cecilia Alatriz Tobar, CFRE, has been named the new director of development for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Tobar had been the Rice University director of development for the East Coast, a position she began in 2000. Her experience with Rice as a major gift officer will be valuable for the Jones School. Tobar has strong relationships with Jones supporters and has raised major funds in the past for various Jones School programs as well as many other programs for Rice University. She has been very successful in matching university priorities and funding opportunities with donors’ philanthropic investment wishes. Cecilia will be focused on Jones School funding priorities for recruiting top talent through scholarships, endowed professorships, and new programs.
 
She has over 17 years of successful experience in development, marketing, and public relations, including six years with Rice, two years with the University of St. Thomas, and nine years with Houston Public Television in various development roles.
 
Tobar is getting a fast start in understanding the aspirations of the Jones community by attending several of the strategic planning focus sessions with different stakeholder groups and reading all the comments from the various stakeholders. “To be working with Dean Glick, the Jones School community, alumni and its supporters will be a wonderful experience ” Tobar said, “Dean Glick’s global approach to growing the school’s faculty, curriculum, and diverse student body echoes President Leebron’s perspective on the growth of the university overall and reaching out to Houston — I’m very excited to be a part of the challenge!”