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Vice Chancellor Heads to University of Nevada

UC Riverside Vice Chancellor for Advancement to go to University of Nevada, Las Vegas

William G. Boldt has a record of successful fundraising at UCR

(June 22, 2007)

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William G. Boldt

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — After nearly three years as UC Riverside’s Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, William G. Boldt announced today that he is headed to Las Vegas.

Boldt currently leads the development, alumni and constituent relations, event management and protocol, government and community relations, and strategic communications units. During his tenure at UCR, Boldt has increased private fundraising from $11.6 million in 2003-04 to $40.1 million in 2005-06.

Additionally, 15 new endowed professorships were created, more than doubling the number of endowed chairs on the campus.

The Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE) recently recognized UC Riverside with two national awards for fund-raising and marketing efforts. One was the 2007 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising: Overall Improvement, which recognizes UCR’s exceptional fund-raising improvement over the past three years. The other was a silver award to “111 Facts,” the new student viewbook that was sent to all prospective students.

"My wife Genene and I will be sad to leave this wonderful community and our friends, but we will not be far away either in distance or in spirit,” he said. “We now have an outstanding advancement team at UCR. I am confident that they will continue to be successful in securing support and visibility for the campus.”

Boldt says that the opportunity that UNLV is offering is simply too favorable to pass up. In his new position he will be responsible for combining two existing units—development and university and community relations—into a state-of-the-art comprehensive advancement program and help UNLV complete a $500 million campaign.

His appointment there is effective Sept. 10. UNLV has 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff.

“In just a few years at UCR, Bill has accomplished a tremendous amount,” said Chancellor France A. Córdova. “He hired a terrific staff and made great strides in development and external relations. Under his watch UCR has built a beautiful Alumni and Visitors Center, launched an entirely new marketing strategy, refreshed its logo and developed new promotional materials to recruit students. I have enjoyed Bill’s engaging and enthusiastic support of UCR’s vision, and I am so very grateful for Genene Boldt’s important contributions to advancement. I wish them the best in their new endeavor.”

Boldt previously developed comprehensive advancement programs at Cornell University and California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. At Cornell University, he led the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences campaign contributing significantly to the university’s $1.5 billion overall campaign. While at Cal Poly, he led the largest campaign in the history of the California State University system, which helped increase the university’s endowment from $10 million in 1993 to almost $125 million in 2004. He has also held academic and administrative positions at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.

He arrived at UC Riverside in September, 2004.

Boldt holds a B.S. in Community Service and Public Affairs, an M.S. in Health and Human Performance, and an Ed.D. in Education from the University of Oregon.
During his career, he has served as marketing and fund raising consultant for over 30 land grant universities in the United States and four universities in Canada. Under his leadership, Cal Poly received four consecutive National CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for overall performance in Educational Fund Raising and he received special awards for service, development, and performance.

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