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

2003.

“”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

gifts.

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.