Marc Archambault, a veteran higher education administrator and advancement officer, has been named WKU’s Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and President of the WKU Foundation.
Archambault, currently Vice President of Development and Alumni at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and CEO of the UVU Foundation, will join WKU on Aug. 17.
“We welcome Marc to the Hilltopper Family,” WKU President Gary Ransdell said. “We are fortunate to bring a seasoned educator with extensive fund raising experience to WKU. Our alumni and friends will enjoy working with him, and our faculty and staff will value his guidance and mentoring. He is a pro!”
Archambault said he is delighted to have the opportunity to lead WKU’s advancement program at such an important time in the University’s history.
“I look forward to partnering with leaders of its Foundations, the deans, members of the faculty and especially its alumni to secure WKU’s bright future,” he said. “Together, we can build on the institution’s energetic spirit and tradition of success to reach even greater heights. My wife, Amy, and I are eager to become active members of the Bowling Green community and to cheer ‘dear old Western’ alongside all of you. Go Hilltoppers!”
Archambault has performed every role in the advancement portfolio, from annual to major giving and development services to communications. In 2013, three years after joining UVU, his development team was named the most improved program in the nation among liberal arts institutions by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Prior to joining UVU in 2010, Archambault was Vice President for College Advancement for Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California; held several senior director positions at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and was Associate Director, Grants and Contracts, Division of Research, University of Houston.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences and English from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University in Indianapolis.
Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295