Archibald to lead College advancement team

Michael ArchibaldPresident Lori Bettison-Varga has announced the appointment of Michael P. “Mike” Archibald as vice president for institutional advancement, effective January 15, 2012.

“Mike is experienced leading highly successful university advancement campaigns and now will direct our team’s work as we move forward with our ambitious fundraising goals,” said Bettison-Varga. “His depth of experience leading campaigns and fundraising teams is a tremendous asset to Scripps College.”

Archibald previously served as senior advisor in advancement planning, director of major gifts, and vice president for university advancement at St. Lawrence University, where he completed two campaigns that raised more than $300 million in gifts and pledges. He led efforts to secure more than $100 million in support of new and renovated facilities and was the chief development officer associated with closing the university’s largest gift ever of $20 million in support of a new science center at the university.

He is a frequent presenter at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international nonprofit which aids educational institutions that raise funds for campus projects and seek guidance about building stronger relationships with alumni and donors.

Archibald has a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He has served as the president of the board of trustees for the Canton School District Golden Bear Education Foundation. He and his wife, Kathy, who is originally from Santa Barbara, have three daughters and a son.