VP Selected to Lead University Advancement at Indiana State University

VP Selected to Lead University Advancement at Indiana State University

Indiana State University officials have hired an experienced and enthusiastic fundraising leader to serve as vice president for University Advancement/CEO of the Foundation.

Andrea L. Angel comes to Indiana State from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where she has served for the past two years as associate vice chancellor for alumni and development.

An alumna of UA-Little Rock, Angel has held several development positions at her alma mater since 2005. In her new role at Indiana State, Angel will lead a team of more than 30 staff across four units.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Andrea to the Indiana State family. She is an energetic and effective leader who understands how to build lifelong engagement with students and alumni,” said Deborah Curtis, president of Indiana State. “I believe her authentic, genuine approach to advancement activities will help the university fulfill our commitment to providing access to a high-quality education that is also affordable. By investing in Indiana State, our donors help us transform the lives of our students while serving the economic needs of the state of Indiana and beyond.”

Angel will begin her duties at Indiana State on Nov. 12.

“I would like to thank President Curtis and the members of the search committee for the opportunity to lead advancement at Indiana State University,” Angel said. “My ties and love for the state, combined with my energy and dedication to our amazing team of advancement professionals will help us in securing the resources we need to support our mission. I look forward to sharing the Indiana State story in Terre Haute, the state and country.”

As associate vice chancellor for alumni and development at UA-Little Rock, Angel oversaw a team of professionals responsible for raising $17 million dollars in private support in fiscal year 2017, increasing to $18 million dollars in fiscal year 2018, the fourth and third highest years on record at the university, respectively.

“Andrea has significant experience in advancement operations and setting fundraising priorities that align with an organization’s mission and vision,” said Provost Mike Licari, chair of the search committee and vice president for Academic Affairs at State. “We’re excited to have her lead the Division of University Advancement.”

Prior to her most recent role, Angel worked as senior director of development in the Office of Alumni and Development, 2015-2016; director of development and external Affairs for the UA-Little Rock College of Business, 2013-2015; and director of athletic development/senior woman administrator, 2005-2013. Prior to joining the UA-Little Rock development staff in 2005, Angel worked in sales for Southern Coating and Nameplate and Vector Marketing Corporation.

A native of Daleville, Ind., Angel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in 2003 with a bachelor’s in business administration. She was named the 2003 Marketing Student of the Year and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a member of the golf team. Angel is set to complete an MBA in December.

Among other professional organizations and community service endeavors, Angel is a graduate of Leadership of Greater Little Rock Class XXIX, a member of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Little Rock School District Don Roberts Elementary PTA.

Angel and her husband, David, have a daughter, Annabel, 6.

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