September 17, 2012
College Welcomes New Vice President
Marc R. Barbeau is the new vice president for institutional advancement at Lake Erie College, effective Sept. 17. He brings more than 18 years of experience in development, non-profit management, institutional leadership and marketing to this important administrative position.
As a non-traditional student, Barbeau received his bachelor of arts degree with a major in business administration from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., where he began his development career as director of leadership gifts. He then worked for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as director of advancement for the College of Arts and Communication. He returned to his alma mater (now renamed Carroll University) as director of gift planning and estate services, then as senior advancement officer for gift planning and estate services.
In 2008, Barbeau began his service as vice president for institutional advancement at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. In this role he led the development, alumni relations and advancement services team of the college. In addition to his duties as vice president, he had oversight of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and led the establishment of the Chequamagon Bay Area Partnership.
Previous to his career in advancement, Barbeau worked as regional marketing director for Up with People, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of tour management and marketing for the Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada.
Barbeau looks forward to being part of the Lake Erie College administration. "I am honored to join President Victor’s team as he continues to lead the College into its next prosperous stages,” he said. "From the moment I set foot on campus and witnessed the positive momentum, attention to detail and genuine pride [that exists here], I knew it would be a privilege to contribute to the successful progress of Lake Erie College under President Victor’s leadership. I look forward to being a part of this welcoming college community, where my family can establish roots and live enriched lives.”
President Victor extends a warm welcome to Barbeau. "I am pleased Marc is joining our administrative team. He possesses all the skills and talents necessary for the position. I eagerly anticipate his smooth transition into his new role,” said Victor.
Barbeau succeeds Scott Evans, who served as vice president for institutional advancement for six years. Sue Dreitzler, who was interim president of the College from 2005-2006, has been serving as interim vice president for institutional advancement since Evans’ departure and will assist in the transition.