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Quatroche Named Vice President for University Advancement at FGCU

FORT MYERS, FL - John Robert “Bob” Quatroche has been named vice president for University Advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University and executive director of the FGCU Foundation.

Quatroche, currently the vice president for University Advancement at Indiana State University and executive vice president of the ISU Foundation, begins his appointment at FGCU January 15.

“Dr. Quatroche brings a wealth of expertise to FGCU. He has an outstanding record of achievement and success in advancement at other institutions of higher education. His skills, coupled with his extensive experience in other areas of university administration, make him an excellent addition to the FGCU team,” FGCU President William C. Merwin said.

Quatroche’s more than three decades of experience in higher education ranges from teaching, directing admissions, coordinating administrative planning, and establishing and expanding fund-raising programs.

“I am delighted to accept this senior position at FGCU. It presents a special opportunity to shape new leadership in support of FGCU’s private fund-raising mission. I especially look forward to working with President Merwin and the Southwest Florida community,” Quatroche said.

ISU President Lloyd W. Benjamin commented, “It’s clear Bob’s impact and influence at Indiana State caught the attention of President Merwin since his responsibilities at FGCU will mirror those which have been successfully fulfilled during his tenure at Indiana State.”

In his role at ISU, Quatroche serves as the chief institutional advancement officer, overseeing marketing, public relations, alumni relations, foundation and fund-raising programs. Since 1997, he was instrumental in developing the first-ever strategic plan for fund-raising and advancement, increasing annual giving and endowment assets, presiding over the most successful years in fund-raising in the University’s history, conceiving and exceeding the campaign goal for athletics, and preparing and coordinating the University’s largest multi-million dollar gifts.

Prior to his appointment at ISU, Quatroche was the founding vice chancellor for advancement at Southern Illinois University and before then vice president for Institutional Advancement at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Previously he was corporate secretary for the University and secretary of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh. As assistant to the president there, he was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Medallion for outstanding service, loyalty and dedication to the University, the highest recognition the University bestows.

Quatroche’s wife, Diana, holds a Ph.D. in language communications from the University of Pittsburgh. A faculty member at ISU, she is associate professor of elementary education with specialization in reading. Their son, Michael, a Kent State finance graduate, is an MBA student in the school of business at ISU.

A native of Southampton, N.Y., Quatroche received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, which has recognized him with the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. He did additional graduate study in English literature at The Pennsylvania State University and was awarded a doctorate of philosophy degree in higher education administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management, a comprehensive leadership management program for senior executives of universities and colleges.

His other professional appointments include serving as executive assistant to the president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and, earlier, as associate director of admissions at his alma mater, the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

Quatroche replaces John Crowley, former vice president for University Advancement, who is now at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

For more information, contact FGCU associate vice president for Community Relations Audrea Anderson at (941) 590-1083

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