Arcadia University Names Vice President for Development
Glenside, Pa.—Sept. 9, 2010—Arcadia University has named Dr. Janet Walbert as Vice President for University Development.
Walbert has held numerous positions in higher education, including 21 years as Senior Student Affairs Officer at Arcadia and prior administrative positions in Students Affairs at Lehigh University, LaSalle University and Drexel University. Moving to the development position in May 2010, her experience at Arcadia positions her well for her responsibilities for all university fundraising.
“I am excited about the opportunity to be directly and actively engaged in fundraising for the place I love and have called “home” for the past 21 years,” she says. “This is a truly special opportunity for me. I am looking forward to engaging with alumni, parents and other donors, and especially reconnecting with the alumni I have known as students, and the many alumni I have met around the country at special events.”
“Jan’s extensive experience and her knowledge of our alumni, parents and current students will enhance connections and help to build a continued lasting legacy for Arcadia University,” says Nick Costa, Vice President for University Advancement. “As a member of the Advancement team, she will work with staff on alumni relations to building on the success of the Alumni Association and to encourage more alumni involvement and engagement.”
She has been actively involved in the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, NASPA, serving as NASPA President 2007-2008, and has held other regional and national positions over the past 30 years.
Walbert received her Ed.D. from Lehigh University, her M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education from the University of Vermont, and her B.A. in Counseling and Foreign Studies from Juniata College. In addition to her active role representing and serving in leadership positions in NASPA, she has participated on numerous campus accreditation teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New England Association for Schools and Colleges. She also has been recognized by colleagues for her work in the field, receiving the University of Vermont Salve Dignatate Award in 1999, and being named a NASPA Pillar of the Profession in 2007.
Walbert grew up in Royersford, Pa., and is a graduate of Spring-Ford High School.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.