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University staff member honored for service to education group

January 14, 2010

Indiana State University's Teresa Exline has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from District V of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Exline, who serves as special assistant to the president for internal relations, received the 2009 award during the annual district conference.

Established in 1980, the Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor presented during the CASE district conference in Chicago each December. It recognizes education advancement professionals who have provided outstanding service to the district.

Exline has served CASE as district chair, district secretary, conference chair, program chair, newcomers and pre-conference chair, communications track co-chair, banquet and food operations manager and a frequent conference presenter. She has also been active in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities as a member of the national public relations advisory council, conference planning committee and chair of the New Rules of Marketing and PR conference.

John Newton, vice president for alumni affairs and constituent relations with the ISU Foundation and 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, presented the award. The presentation marked the first time the award had gone to individuals affiliated with the same university in back-to-back years.

"Teresa's contributions to not only the members of CASE's district V but the entire CASE organization will have an impact for years to come. Through her dedication to our professional organization, CASE was able to build systems and processes that have been used throughout the eight CASE districts. She is a leader among leaders in determining need, analyzing the correct way to accomplish something, and then putting the steps in place," said Barbara Todd, CASE district V chair. "Without a doubt, CASE V is a stronger organization because of Teresa's service and leadership."

At Indiana State since 1987, Exline has held a variety of positions, including coordinator of public affairs, director of promotions and special events, director of public affairs, executive director of public affairs, assistant vice president for communications and marketing and special assistant to the president for strategic communications.

Prior to joining Indiana State, she worked as an editor and copywriter with Shepard-Poorman Communications Corp. in Indianapolis and as a reporter and then editor at the Sullivan Daily Times.

A Yorktown native and 1982 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Exline lives in Sullivan.


Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or


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