Hart T. Roussel, MA, a development professional with considerable
experience in the non-profit and academic arenas, has joined Western
University of Health Sciences as assistant vice president of University
advancement for major gifts.
Roussel comes to the University from Claremont Graduate University, where
he was director of development for four of CGU’s seven schools.
In his new position, Roussel will focus a majority of his development
efforts toward raising monies for Western University’s College of
Veterinary Medicine, the first and only veterinary college in Southern
California. The college will welcome its first class of students in fall
“”I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create the fundraising
infrastructure that will help launch the College of Veterinary Medicine,””
Roussel said. “”Quality veterinary care important in and of itself, but
advances in veterinary science improve our lives as well.””
While at CGU, Roussel worked with several of CGU’s deans to reinvigorate
each school’s Boards of Visitors and alumni councils, increased annual
giving and was instrumental in securing more than $6 million in endowment
Roussel has more than 14 years experience in program management, fund and
resource development in health, human service and educational
environments. He also has considerable experience in non-profit
management, training and issues advocacy. His career has seen him procure
more than $16 million in individual and major gifts, and foundation and
government grants or contracts.
He has a master’s degree in theology from Catholic University of America
and is currently working toward an executive master of business
administration degree from the Peter F. Drucker Graudate School of
Management at CGU.