CMC Appoints New Vice President for Development and External Relations

Claremont McKenna College announces the appointment of Ernie Iseminger as the College’s Vice President for Development and External Relations.

Prior to joining the staff at CMC, Iseminger was the senior associate vice president for development and alumni relations at George Washington University. He also has held the position of vice president for development and alumni affairs at Oberlin College. In all, Iseminger has 20 years of experience in the area of advancement in higher education.

“Claremont McKenna College is pleased to welcome Ernie as the newest member of the CMC community,” said Pamela B. Gann, president. “His extensive leadership experiences at an outstanding liberal arts college and a national private research university provide highly relevant preparation to lead our ambitious fundraising program. I look forward to working closely with him to strengthen CMC’s philanthropic support and advancement activities.”

“I would like to thank President Gann and the CMC Board of Trustees for the opportunity to lead the fundraising efforts for one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country,” said Iseminger. “I look forward to working with the Claremont community to bring The Campaign for Claremont McKenna to a successful conclusion, and to further enhance the College’s development programs and strategies.”

Iseminger earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Washington State University. After graduating, he served for eight years as a rowing coach for the men’s crew team at the University. He also was the chief fundraiser for the men’s crew team, which led him to a career in advancement.

Claremont McKenna College is in the midst of one of the Nation’s largest capital campaigns for a private, liberal arts college. The Campaign for Claremont McKenna will raise $600 million to support faculty and student initiatives, facilities, and the College’s new Robert Day Scholars Program.

About Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College, established in 1946, is among the highest-ranked and most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. CMC excels in preparing students for leadership through the liberal arts in business, the professions and public affairs. The College is home to more than 130 accomplished teacher-scholars who are dedicated to teaching and to offering unparalleled opportunities for student collaboration in the research process. Enrolling approximately 1,200 students, CMC combines highly-selective need-blind admission, innovative programs, a 9-to-1 student-faculty ratio, ten research institutes, the impact of the seven-member Claremont College Consortium, and a strong and committed network of alumni, to educate its graduates for a lifetime of leadership.