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About the Vice President – William G. Boldt

Bill Boldt joined UNLV as the Vice President for University Advancement on September 10, 2007. As Vice President, Boldt oversees all of the Advancement units, including the offices of Alumni Relations, the UNLV Foundation, University Communications, Media Relations, and Reprographics/Design Services. University Advancement supports UNLV and its vision and goals by enhancing its stature and reputation, raising public awareness of the University, generating financial and resource assistance, and providing service to the University's stakeholders.

Prior to coming to UNLV, Boldt was Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at the University of California, Riverside. During his time at UCR, private giving increased from $13.5 million per year to $41.1 million in 2005-06, a record for the university. In the 2005-06 academic year, 15 new endowed professorships were created, more than doubling the number of endowed chairs on the campus and were funded solely through private donors. Boldt negotiated a $16.9M gift, UCR's largest donation, in the summer of 2006. Under his leadership, the campus launched an integrated marketing program, which included a new institutional brand, graphic identity system and long-term strategic communications plan. UCR also completed construction of a new Alumni & Visitors Center, which now serves as the "front door" to the campus.

Boldt spent a decade as Vice President for University Advancement at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he led a seven-year, $225 million capital campaign which exceeded its initial goal 13 months ahead of schedule and raised more than $264 million from over 170,000 gifts and pledges. Boldt consistently helped generate over $44 million per year for Cal Poly SLO, one of the highest figures ever recorded in the California State University system. During those same 10 years, the University's endowment increased from $11.3 million to $120.9 million.

Under his leadership, UCR earned a 2007 "WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising: Overall Improvement," from the Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE). This award recognized UCR's exceptional fund-raising improvement over the previous three years. Previously under Boldt's leadership, Cal Poly received four consecutive National CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for overall performance in Educational Fund Raising, and Boldt received special awards for service, development, and performance.

At Cornell University, Boldt served as Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and District Director of Statewide Marketing. While there, he launched the college's first capital campaign with a goal of $95 million, which was surpassed by more than 50 percent. He came to Cornell from Oregon State University Extension Service where he held the titles of Department Head, Associate Professor with tenure, and Statewide Extension Specialist. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon in the College of Health and Human Performance.

Education: University of Oregon – Ed.D., Education (Curriculum and Instruction); M.S., Administration of Community and Leisure Services; B.S., Community Service and Public Affairs.