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South Texas College of Law
Appoints Californian to Lead Advancement Program 

President Donald J. Guter today announced the appointment of Maya Chalich Fredrickson as Senior Vice President for Advancement at South Texas College of Law, following a five-month national search. Fredrickson, who brings 14 years of experience in a variety of external relations roles in higher education and other non-profit organizations, will lead the college’s fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, and communications, and will serve as a member of the college’s senior leadership team.

Fredrickson, who currently serves as Associate Vice President of Development at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Rice University in 1998. Prior to assuming her current responsibilities, Fredrickson was Senior Associate for non-profit fundraising at Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc., Assistant Director of Development for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s West Coast Chapter, a major gifts officer for Southern California Public Radio, and Senior Director of College Advancement and Campaign Director at Harvey Mudd College. 

“I am delighted we were able to attract an advancement professional with the proven experience that Maya Fredrickson will bring to her role as Senior Vice President for Advancement,” said President Guter. “South Texas College of Law will soon enter its 10th decade of service to Houston and the nation, and this is an opportune time for us to bring in someone of Maya’s caliber to lead our external relations efforts as we look ahead to our 100th anniversary year.”

Speaking of her appointment, “It is such an honor to be selected for this important assignment, and it is a great personal thrill to be returning to Houston,” said Fredrickson. “South Texas College of Law is an outstanding institution doing great things for its students and the community, and I look forward to helping it continue to build its reputation and resources.”

Search Committee Chair and South Texas College of Law Vice President for Human Resources Stephen Alderman noted that Fredrickson’s selection from a large national pool of well-qualified candidates indicates the attraction of Houston and the college, including the opportunity to make an impact on the college’s future. “We are very pleased with this appointment and look forward to Maya’s leadership going forward,” said Alderman, who also expressed appreciation to AGB Search for its assistance, a Washington, DC-based executive search firm specializing in higher education leadership. 

May 28, 2014



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