Watching Students Succeed

Cheryl House

CASE Service
CASE District VII Board of Directors
CASE Philanthropy Commission

Day Job
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, Pima Community College Foundation

Greatest Victory
Being able to see students succeed because of the support that we’re able to provide, and to see how much joy the donors get knowing that they are helping those students. My favorite days are when I get to send a thank you letter from a student to a donor and the donor calls me up practically in tears.

Inspired By
Our students inspire me because they work so hard and overcome so many challenges every day just to get to school. We have a lot of working adults who are coming back and training for jobs so they can support their families. They work during the day and go to class at night. It’s not easy.

If History Came to Dinner...
Eleanor Roosevelt, Gloria Steinem, Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Quote
"And the day came when the risk to stay inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

My Best Practice
Don’t be a slave to e-mail--pick up the phone instead.  You can accomplish what you need to much more quickly, and the personal connection is almost always appreciated.