» EVP of University Advancement Sheryl A. Bourgeois, Ph.D.

A seasoned development professional, Dr. Sheryl A. Bourgeois has 25 years of experience in fundraising, advancement and marketing for non-profit and educational organizations.  Currently Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for Chapman University, Dr. Bourgeois oversees all external affairs including strategic marketing, communications and development.  Dr. Bourgeois has helped to grow Chapman from a liberal-arts college of 2,200 students to an increasingly comprehensive university with a student body of more than 7,000. 

Her fundraising efforts support 85% of Chapman's students with scholarships that help them to get a high-quality education, while generating professorships that employ an increasingly outstanding faculty.  Dr. Bourgeois oversaw Chapman University's first $200 million capital campaign - the most successful campaign effort in the university's history.  Her doctoral work - The Relationship Between Alumni Presence on the Governing Board and Institutional Support - was selected as the Outstanding Dissertation winner for the 2014 CASE John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Researching in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement.

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"Our goal in University Advancement is to facilitate a spectrum of opportunities for all members of our community – students, alumni, parents and friends – to cultivate rewarding, lifelong relationships through engagement with Chapman University.”

- Executive Vice President for University Advancement Sheryl A. Bourgeois