Jan. 11, 2022 – Marc Archambault has been hired by Missouri Western State University as vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Missouri Western State University Foundation. He will begin his duties Feb. 1, 2022 pending Board of Governors’ approval.

“This is a critical role for Missouri Western at this point as we engage stakeholders and enlist their support for our student-centered mission,” said Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western’s president. “With Marc’s experience and abilities, I’m confident he’ll provide outstanding leadership in this important area. We’re pleased to welcome Marc and his wife Amy to Missouri.”

Archambault will oversee advancement activities of Missouri Western, including development and alumni relations. He will serve as a member of President Kennedy’s cabinet and as executive director of the MWSU Foundation, the not-for-profit charitable organization that raises private support for Missouri Western’s mission.

“I am excited to return to the Midwest and join Missouri Western and its foundation,” Archambault said. “In partnership with President Kennedy and the campus community, as well as alumni, volunteers, friends, and philanthropists, I look forward to strengthening the university’s capacity to positively impact the region’s students, communities, and businesses. I am honored to become part of the Griffon family and the St. Joseph community.” 

Archambault most recently served as senior vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his talented team attracted a university-record number of donors in 2020-21. Archambault began his 22-year philanthropy career at Purdue University where he oversaw the university’s statewide foundation relations program and advancement for Discovery Park, a cluster of applied research centers focused on innovation and economic development. He subsequently served as vice president of college advancement at Harvey Mudd College, before going on to lead both the advancement programs and university foundations at Utah Valley University and Western Kentucky University. 

Archambault is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he earned baccalaureate degrees in both English and Physics. He also holds a certificate in fundraising management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu