William Broussard, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
Bachelor of Arts, English (Professional Writing emphasis)
Louisiana Scholars College at Northwestern State University, '00
Master of Arts, Rhetoric and Composition
University of Arizona, '02/
Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition
University of Arizona, '07
I am a native south Louisianian with 21 years of experience in higher education as a professor, scholar, and college athletics and advancement executive. Education is my family business, as my parents, brother, sister, and I have worked in public education a combined 110 years. In my career, I am most proud of the role I have played in teaching and mentoring students and attaining over $22.5 million in private donations, grants, and contracts to advance university missions and help students earn degrees at eight institutions in four states. I am also a practicing professional writer, with over 120 published essays, articles, editorials, and book chapters.
My favorite word that has no direct English translation is “Kairos.”
The most inspiring part of my job is identifying solutions that help students persist and enable professors and advisors to support their efforts.
The most important thing I learned in college is any movement without cultural, political, and economic autonomy will fail.
My favorite inspirational quote is “Not failure, but low aim, is sin.” – Benjamin Mays