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Chezum Of Canton And Cania Of Hannawa Falls Appointed To Positions At Clarkson University

[Photographs of Chezum and Cania for newspaper use are available at and]

Clarkson University has appointed a new director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and new associate director of Development.  Chezum

Kelly Chezum of Canton, began her duties as director of Corporate and Foundation Relations on February 1. For the past five years, Chezum has been employed at Aramark Corporation, Campus Services Division, as the marketing manager for New York State with a primary office in Potsdam. In this capacity, Chezum had been responsible for eight collegiate accounts (including Clarkson), realizing  over $30 million in sales.  She was recognized for her work with Clarkson by receiving the Phalanx Commendable Service Award in 1995. Chezum received her B.S. in business administration and communication from Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis., and is enrolled in the part-time M.B.A. program at the Clarkson University School of Business. 

Salvatore Cania Jr. of Hannawa Falls joined the Development staff on February 15 as associate director of Development, focusing his efforts on raising major gifts from individuals and coordinating planned giving programs. Cania joins Clarkson after 20 years with SUNY Potsdam where he served most recently as the director of Gift Planning and Donor Relations with responsibility for managing and marketing SUNY Potsdam's annuities, trusts, bequests and other planned giving portfolios. In addition, Cania was the executive director of the Community Performance Series, a college-community cooperative venture providing performing arts in the area. Cania was recognized with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1992. He received a bachelor of music in music education degree from SUNY Potsdam in 1978 and a master of music in history and literature from SUNY Potsdam in 1982.

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