July 15, 2011 | Ithaca, NY | William Huling, ’68, MBA ’74, has been appointed associate dean of Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) for Johnson at Cornell University. With 23 years of advancement experience at Cornell University, the “double red” (dual Cornell degreed) Huling will take the helm of Johnson’s alumni and development efforts following a highly successful year for the school’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts. Huling will begin his new responsibilities on July 25th.

“I know I speak for many here at Johnson when I say I am thrilled that Bill Huling has accepted this position,” said Johnson dean Joe Thomas. “Bill’s leadership and long time commitment to the school will ensure both the strength of our AAD team as well as the ambitious goals they have set going forward.”

Huling has already had significant impact on the school. While serving as interim associate dean of AAD in 2009, he helped establish the Class Agents and Class Correspondents programs for alumni and in his current role as major gifts officer, has been instrumental in securing funding for many of the school’s long term strategic goals.

“I am honored to take on this important leadership role,” said Huling. “The school and university have been a significant part of my professional and academic life. Having the opportunity to work with our alumni and lead such a great team as we have here at AAD is truly exciting.”

Prior to his current major gift position, Huling directed the corporate development and corporate relationship efforts at Johnson, focusing on increasing corporate interaction, attracting investments and helping to meet strategic and recruiting goals. As director of Development for Johnson from 1991-94, Huling led the school’s Annual Fund and Reunion campaigns; managed the Leadership Gift Program, Tower Club, and Johnson Society; and provided stewardship for the Scholarship Program. His accomplishments include establishing the Dean’s Society and setting an Annual Fund record in 1994.

A retired lieutenant colonel whose Army career included a tour of duty in Vietnam and three years as an ROTC assistant professor of military science at Cornell, Huling has actively led and participated in veteran activities on campus for more than 23 years. He is the advisor to the Johnson’s Veteran’s Club and serves on the Johnson’s Admissions Interview Committee. He was also appointed Cornell Coordinator of the Korean/Vietnam War Memorial. As the memorial project leader, he raised the funds to create a campus memorial that honors Cornellians who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and to establish a scholarship endowment fund that benefits children of veterans. The memorial was dedicated in 1993 and rededicated in 2003.

About Johnson at Cornell University
Founded in 1946, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools of business. Johnson builds upon Cornell’s depth and breadth of distinguished research and teaching, and its vast, worldwide network of alumni, faculty, and colleagues. The school’s “performance learning” approach offers students defined frameworks and analytical tools, combined with expert feedback to solve real problems in real organizations. Deliberately small and extremely selective, Johnson maintains an intense, collaborative community, where students develop teamwork and networking skills that foster innovation and deliver results. Programs include one- and two-year MBA degrees, an Executive MBA and the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, which offers interactive videoconferencing sessions across the U.S. and Canada. For more about the Johnson at Cornell University please visit: www.johnson.cornell.edu.

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