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Vice President for University Advancement

Appointed in the summer of 2010, Robert West brings nearly two decades of strategic higher education fundraising experience to Roger Williams University.

Prior to leading all of RWU’s fundraising and alumni relations initiatives, Mr. West dedicated 14 years at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., serving as vice president for college advancement for the last five.

Mr. West has served as chief development officer for Suffolk University Law School and was a senior member of Suffolk’s central development office. In addition, he served as executive director/assistant vice president at SUNY Empire State College Foundation. He has also had corporate experience in sales and marketing before moving to higher education.

Mr. West received both his M.B.A. and his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Suffolk University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development program and has completed the Certified Fund Raising Executive (C.F.R.E.) program.