Responsible for the operations of the College's Office of Development and Alumni Relations, major gifts, and support to the Dean. Steve Bates has over 20 years experience in development encompassing a broad range of fundraising experiences including lead positions directing development publications, annual giving, major gifts, and corporation and foundation giving. Prior to his current appointment at the College of Engineering, he held several positions at the University of Michigan including working on behalf of the University Musical Society, the College of LS&A, and the College of Education. He has also served as Assoc. Vice President of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation and on the boards of local arts and social service organizations. He received his BA (magna cum laude) from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin and his MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.