LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADER JOINS SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOUNDATION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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November 29, 2017

Contact: Ranessa Ashton, Public Information Officer

rashton@sdccd.edu

619-388-4833

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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADER JOINS SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOUNDATION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Raising Money for Student Scholarships will be Top Priority

Allison Bechill has joined the San Diego Continuing Education Foundation as Executive Director

SAN DIEGO--Ms. Allison Bechill has joined the San Diego Continuing Education Foundation as Executive Director. Bechill’s professional background includes more than a decade of nonprofit leadership and development with RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier), Casa Cornelia Law Center and most recently as the Associate Director at Just in Time for Foster Youth, which works with former foster youth throughout San Diego County.

“Allison will provide immediate, positive, team-oriented leadership and strategic direction for the 11-member Board,” said Neill Kovrig, President of the Board of Directors for the San Diego Continuing Education Foundation. “She is a dedicated professional with a proven track record, and the Foundation welcomes her development expertise in the nonprofit fundraising industry.”

Ms. Bechill is a graduate of the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management Master’s program, and also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College. She previously served as a board member for the San Diego Council on Literacy and the Juvenile Court Book Club, and is a former Murray Galinson Fellow with the San Diego chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Initial priorities for Bechill will be growing contract education and developing and managing a comprehensive advancement program to raise funds for annual student scholarships.

“I am very much honored to be chosen for this important position,” said Bechill. “I am extremely impressed with the faculty, classified professionals, and administrators I’ve met, and look forward to building a strong Foundation that will support the goals of San Diego Continuing Education.”

For more information or interviews contact Ranessa Ashton, rashton@sdccd.edu or 619-388-4833.

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San Diego Continuing Education is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District. It was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 40,000 students are served per academic year at seven main campuses in San Diego. Noncredit classes are available at no cost, including online options. Learn more at sdce.edu

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.