Dr. William Broussard has been named vice chancellor for university advancement at UW-Stevens Point and chief executive officer of the UWSP Foundation, the university announced in a press release Monday.
A member of the chancellor’s leadership team, Broussard will begin his new role Jan. 9, 2023. Broussard succeeds Chris Richards, who retired earlier this year. UW-Stevens Point University Advancement works with alumni, parents, donors and local communities to generate support and financial resources needed to fulfill the mission of the university. University Advancement includes both the UWSP Alumni Office and the UWSP Foundation.
Broussard currently serves as the associate vice president for University Advancement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he has provided supervision and leadership to the advancement services, alumni relations, annual giving and marketing and communications departments since 2018.
Previously, he served as the director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, assistant to the president for advancement and director of athletics at Southern University in Louisiana and held administrative roles at Centenary College and Northwestern State University, both in Louisiana, and at the University of Arizona.
His efforts have helped raise a total of $32 million in donations, deferred gifts, grants, cash donations and miscellaneous university revenues, according to the press release.
“Will has a solid record of success in donor and alumni relations,” Chancellor Thomas Gibson said in a statement. “His understanding of the value of relationships in creating opportunities to help more students succeed and his commitment to advancing our institution make him an ideal addition to the Pointer family.”
Broussard completed his Ph.D. and master’s in rhetoric, composition and teaching of the English language at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has taught English and journalism at many of the institutions he served. He grew up in Crowley, Louisiana.
“As someone who has a particular affinity for the impact institutions like UW-Stevens Point have on the regions they serve, it is an honor, privilege and a thrill to be afforded the opportunity to serve as vice chancellor for University Advancement and CEO for the UWSP Foundation,” Broussard said in a statement. “I look forward to getting to know the students, faculty, staff and most importantly, the alumni and supporters who have contributed to UWSP’s status as a top public regional university in the Midwest.”