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Keuka College names new VP for Advancement

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Rich Basler, a Penn Yan native, has been appointed the new vice president for Advancement at Keuka College, starting July 8. Basler brings extensive experience and a strong dedication to higher education.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Rich to Keuka College,” said College President Amy Storey. “His expertise and commitment to our mission will be invaluable as we grow and strengthen our institution. We anticipate a positive impact on both our college and community.”

Basler previously served as the executive director of Advancement Operations at St. Lawrence University and was the director of Major Gift Development & Advancement Services at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, Basler is also active on the CFRE International Board of Directors. He expressed his enthusiasm for returning to his hometown and working to enhance philanthropic support for the college.