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Capital Campaign Director Brodie Remington probably did not learn his skill of soliciting donations during his years as a History graduate student at the University. But Remington apparently learned very quickly once he joined the ranks of the Development Office. "His assurance and skills have developed at an accelerating rate," said History Professor Lee Benson, who worked with Remington in his graduate days. "He has become a splendid advocate for the institution." And as Remington prepares to assume his new post of vice president for public affairs and development at the University of Oregon, he leaves the legacy of a successful career. Over the past 16 years in the development office, he has helped garner millions for the University. After graduating from the University of Rochester with a degree in history, the New Jersey native enrolled at the University in 1970. He joined the development office four years later and never left. The 41-year-old father of two said he has stayed at the University because of its people, its energy and its sense of progress. Administrators said yesterday that they were happy for Remington, but regretted his departure from the University. "Brodie's leaving is a major loss for the University," Provost Michael Aiken said. "His deep understanding of the nature of the University and its needs for the future will be sorely missed. Yet it is a wonderful opportunity for him." "You can never overestimate the level of contribution he has made to the campaign," Vice President for Development Rick Nahm said. "He knows the University of Pennsylvania very well and he gets along with everyone, which is a combination that's rare." "He'll be a great success if he can keep his mind on work and not on all that you can do in Oregon," Nahm added. "Like skiing and horseback riding." Although Remington said he is looking forward to joining the population of Eugene, Oregon, he added that he will miss the University and its people. "I'll always be a Red and Blue alum," he said.

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